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

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
Imperial Valley Earthquake
Description:
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.
Image:
photo credit: USGS; photo by D. Cavit; <a href="http://libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/show_picture.cgi?ID=ID.%20Earthquake%20Information%20Bulletin%20451" target="_blank">image source</a>
photo credit: USGS; photo by D. Cavit; image source
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/Imperial-Valley-large-4-17-.jpg
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