Measuring Earthquake Damage on California Hwy. 178

Image shows people and trucks in the distance, measuring cracks in the roadway

Detailed Description

Measurement of fault offset being done by USGS scientist Ken Hudnut, using the offset of a painted road stripe on California State Route 178. This measurement was conducted following the Magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck Searles Valley on July 4, 2019.


Image Dimensions: 4032 x 3024

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Location Taken: Ridgecrest, CA, US