Patzicia, Guatemala, in the wake of the Guatemala Earthquake of 1976. Adobe-block buildings failed rapidly during the earthquake, which claimed approximately 23,000 lives and caused an estimated 76,000 injuries. Photo from the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library.
From the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Mitigation Center
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