Fairweather Fault

Fairweather Fault

Detailed Description

USGS research geologist Kate Scharer with her finger on the Fairweather Fault in southeast Alaska. The magnitude 7.8 Lituya Bay earthquake caused shaking that toppled trees along the fault, which left a break in the forest shown here.


Image Dimensions: 1280 x 960

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Location Taken: US