Seafloor trace of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault

Computer-generated illustration of colored, high-resolution seafloor map clearly shows a fault and where the seafloor is offset.

Detailed Description

Seafloor trace of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault (from top left to bottom right) offsets the edge of the Yakobi Sea Valley off southeast Alaska. This 700-mile-long fault has generated large earthquakes in the past. Future shocks—and tsunamis—could threaten coastal communities in the U.S. and Canada. (Color-coded depths, in meters, were mapped in 2015.)

Details

Image Dimensions: 1074 x 1478

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Location Taken: AK, US