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TitleLanders earthquake scarp, Mojave Desert, southern California
DescriptionLanders earthquake scarp, Mojave Desert, southern California. This spectacular fault scarp developed during a single earthquake that occurred on June 28, 1992 at 4:58am. The fault trends north/northwest and as the slide shows, has both lateral and vertical components of offset. You can see north-plunging slickensides on the fault surface (view to southeast). These relations indicate about 5 m of right-lateral motion and over 2 m of horizontal offset. The picture was taken one week after the quake and subsequent erosion of the soft material has largely since obliterated these features.
LocationUSA ▹ California. Mohave Desert, southern California.
PhotographerRobert Varga. 1995.
CollectionKeck Structural Geology Slide Set #RV4.
Key wordsearthquake, fault scarp, offset, slickensides, Mojave
Tech details491 KB. Outcrop.
GeoDIL number3068