San Andreas Fault #3385


#3385 San Andreas Fault by JVPD
Radar image showing California's famous San Andreas Fault along the southwestern edge of the Mojave Desert, 75 kilometers (46 miles) north of downtown Los Angeles. The Lancaster/Palmdale area appears as bright patches just below the center of the image and the San Gabriel Mountains fill the lower left half of the image. At the extreme lower left is Pasadena. High resolution topographic data such as these are used by geologists to study the role of active tectonics in shaping the landscape, and to produce earthquake hazard maps.

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/NIMA [0003-0701-0819-4852] by 0003

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