Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Highway Damage near our place after the huge 8.8 earthquake

We were quite surprised to see the damage to our local highway.....this would be equivalent to a county highway in the USA.....and we understand now why this road was closed for several days after the big quake.  The pavement split apart and both sides of the break actually shifted sideways more than one meter.   You can see the white center line in the photo below....this was a straight road here before the quake.....

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