Geologic Studies on Sitkinak Island, Alaska

Image: Geologic Studies on Sitkinak Island, Alaska

Detailed Description

Geologists examine an exposure of a tidal marsh bank on Sitkinak Island, Alaska. The bank exposes interbedded peat and silt that records sudden vertical land movements associated with megathrust fault slip during large earthquakes.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1600 x 1200

Location Taken: Sitkinak Island, AK, US