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lidar truck
July 8, 2019

Scanning surface rupture from Searles Valley earthquake

 

USGS Earthquake Science Center Mobile Laser Scanning truck operated by Ben Brooks and Todd Ericksen scanning the surface rupture near the zone of maximum surface displacement of the M7.1 Searles Valley earthquake.

rupture
July 8, 2019

Northern end of rupture resulting from the M7.1 Searles Valley quake

Fault rupture crosses dirt road, with California Geologial Survey vehicles for scale. Displacement at this location is primarily normal (vertical). Photograph taken near the northern end of the rupture resulting from the M7.1 Searles Valley earthquake.

surface displacement
July 8, 2019

Measure surface displacement from Searles Valley quake #1

USGS Research Geologists Christopher DuRoss and Jessica Thompson Jobe examine rupture resulting from the M7.1 Searles Valley earthquake.

Surface faulting
July 8, 2019

Surface faulting from the M7.1 Searles Valley earthquake

Oblique photograph showing surface faulting from the M7.1 Searles Valley earthquake. The dirt track (center) is right-laterally offset approximately 2.5 m (~8 ft).

July 8, 2019

Measure surface displacement from Searles Valley quake #2

USGS Research Geologists Christopher DuRoss measures surface displacement resulting from the M7.1 Searles Valley earthquake.

fault rupture
July 7, 2019

Searles Valley Earthquake field photo #4

USGS geodesist Todd Ericksen sets up GPS surveying equipment on July 5th.

fault rupture
July 7, 2019

Searles Valley Earthquake field photo #5

USGS geophysicist Ken Hudnut demonstrating Drop Cover and Hold Technique during the foreshock sequence to the M7.1 Searles Valley earthquake.

fault rupture
July 7, 2019

Searles Valley Earthquake field photo #6

Aerial view shot from Blackhawk helicopter overflight on July 6 of the zone of high surface displacement.

fault rupture
July 7, 2019

Searles Valley Earthquake field photo #7

USGS geologist Josie Nevitt and geodesist Todd Ericksen collect a sample from the fault zone of the main rupture.

fault rupture
July 7, 2019

Searles Valley Earthquake field photo #8

Truck scanning road offset on the base with USGS geologist Josie Nevitt walking along side.

fault rupture
July 7, 2019

Searles Valley Earthquake field photo #9

Vertical fault rupture on road with truck.

fault rupture
July 7, 2019

Searles Valley Earthquake field photo #1

USGS Geologists Beth Haddon and Josie Nevitt measure fault displacement along the principal rupture.