Big Sur Bend

Cartoon looks at the seafloor at an angle to reveal a steep hillslope, indicative of a fault between tectonic plates.

Detailed Description

Perspective view of part of the Big Sur Bend in the San Gregorio-Hosgri fault. The steep slope beside the fault results from uplift along the fault, which is part of the strike-slip fault system that forms the boundary in California between the Pacific and North American tectonic plates.


Image Dimensions: 1500 x 1126

Location Taken: CA, US