Thursday, May 13, 2010

Owen's Valkey Fault

Final geology stop of the day was to view the scarp left by the 1872
earthquake near Lone Pine, CA. It's estimated the offset here is the
result of an ~7 magnitude event.

The Los Angeles aquifer is also visible below, and we discussed the
limitations it has put on local water use. One result being that this
area, though spectacularly beautiful, has remained largely undeveloped
and unpopulated, though it is comparable to Colorado's front range,
which has been built-up.

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