TSE 2010: Easter Island

Posted by Michael Bakich
on Friday, July 23, 2010

re: Michael E. Bakich leads a group to see the total solar eclipse July 11, 2010 on Easter Island.

This image shows my wife Holley at the Ahu Tongariki site on Easter Island. This location may be the best known (and most visited) on the island because of the 15 Moai (stone statues) that sit there. One of them weighs 86 tons — the heaviest ever erected on Easter Island. Believe it or not, this site was swept inland by a tidal wave generated by an earthquake off the coast of Chile in 1960. Ahu Tongariki underwent substantial restoration during the 1990s.
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