Thursday, January 1, 2015

Life at the End - M5.1 California earthquake at the end of the San Andreas

Having done Eastern Earthquakes, it is fun to have a go at California.  This earthquake is at the end of the San Andreas (or beginning, depending on your polarity).  The big fault ends in a real mess.

You can see spreading ridges and transform faults galore, and, of course, the giant Cascadia subduction zone that has everybody so terrified.  It all meets here.  This is all 'weak rock tectonics' as opposed to the ENA 'strong rock tectonics'.  I love both!

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