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TitleEarthquake rupture in Motagua Valley, Guatemala
DescriptionDartmouth undergraduates standing astride the trace of the magnitude 7.5 earthquake rupture that formed February 4, 1976, in the Motagua Valley, Guatemala. This earthquake killed or injured almost 100,000 people. A prominent mole track may be seen near the center of the field of view that was caused by transpression in right en echelon stop in the left-lateral tear. The Motagua Fault is a transform marking the boundary between the North American and Caribbean plates. The photo was taken near the demolished town of Zacapa.
LocationGuatemala. Near Zacapa. Motagua Valley.
PhotographerRichard Hazlett. 1995.
CollectionKeck Structural Geology Slide Set #RH5.
Key wordsearthquake, rupture, Guatemala
Tech details382 KB. Outcrop.
GeoDIL number3015