Fault Scarp at Lone Pine, California

May 05, 2015

2015, February 13 - Alabama Hills, Eastern Sierra  Nevada, Lone Pine Scarp from Earthquake in 1800s

Photographer: Cindy Todd
Summary AuthorCindy Todd
On March 26, 1872, the small eastern Sierra Nevada town of Lone Pine, California experienced a 7.4 to 7.9-magnitude earthquake. It was reported to have shaken people out of bed all the way to Sacramento -- some 222 mi (357 km) away. There were 27 confirmed deaths. A fault scarp formed from the vertical and right lateral movement of this temblor. As shown above, (in the mid-ground) the large fault scarp is almost 23 ft (7 m) high in places. It's an impressive sight, and a reminder of what occurred 143 years ago - and what may occur in the future. Photo taken on February 13, 2015.
Photo details: Camera Maker: NIKON; Camera Model: COOLPIX L610; Focal Length: 6.3mm (35mm equivalent: 35mm); Aperture: ƒ/3.7; Exposure Time: 0.0010 s (1/1000); ISO equiv: 125.