Pinnacles, California Offset by San Andreas Fault

yellow map of California showing San Andreas Fault and offset of Pinnacles

Detailed Description

Pinnacles, California Offset by San Andreas Fault. The present-day location of The Pinnacles is 195 mi (314 km) from the volcano that the San Andreas sliced it from. We know these volcanic rocks are 23 million years old. That means the San Andreas fault has moved 0.59 in/yr (1.5 cm/yr) over the last 23 million years.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1200 x 982

Location Taken: CA, US

Credits

Sarah Minson, USGS