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U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library: Earthquake Information Bulletin 451 Feature Summary

Physics in Your World
Imperial Valley Earthquake
The photo (hi-res version) shows sideways movement in a plowed field in Imperial Valley, California, following the magnitude 6.5 earthquake there in 1979.  You can see other photos such as offset of a woodpile. To learn about the fault in California that runs near San Francisco and Los Angeles, visit San Andreas Fault.
photo credit: USGS; photo by D. Cavit; <a href="" target="_blank">image source</a>
photo credit: USGS; photo by D. Cavit; image source
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May 1, 2007 - May 16, 2007