Glacial moraine along McGee Creek that has been offset about 15-17 ...

Glacial moraine along McGee Creek that has been offset about 15-17 ...

Detailed Description

This site is about 5 km (3 mi) south the Long Valley Caldera. For scale, note cars in the parking lot at lower left. The Hilton Creek Fault is much larger than suggested by this relatively small offset--its scarp in places is about 1,100 m (3,600 f) tall and forms part of the eastern front of the Sierra Nevada. The displacement shown here has only occurred since the moraine was deposited about 12,000 years ago.

Details

Image Dimensions: 800 x 500

Location Taken: US