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This page, from the U.S. Geological Survey's Photographic Library, contains a photograph of a plowed field in Imperial Valley, CA, following the 6.5 magnitude earthquake there in 1979.  The sideways fault motion produced an 11 inch offset in the plowed furrows, which is clearly shown in the photo. The site also contains links to additional images of earthquakes, national parks, mines, and more.
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photo credit: USGS; photo by D. Cavit; image source This resource was a Physics To Go feature from May 1, 2007 until May 16, 2007. View the feature here!


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Keywords: earthquake, fault, magnitude, quake, tremor, wave
Record Creator: Metadata instance created April 24, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Jan 28, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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April 20, 2006
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AIP Format
(United States Geologic Survey, Sioux Falls), WWW Document, (http://libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/show_picture.cgi?ID=ID.%20Earthquake%20Information%20Bulletin%20451).
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U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library: Earthquake Information Bulletin 451 (United States Geologic Survey, Sioux Falls), <http://libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/show_picture.cgi?ID=ID.%20Earthquake%20Information%20Bulletin%20451>.
APA Format
U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library: Earthquake Information Bulletin 451. (2006, April 20). Retrieved August 20, 2014, from United States Geologic Survey: http://libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/show_picture.cgi?ID=ID.%20Earthquake%20Information%20Bulletin%20451
Chicago Format
United States Geologic Survey. U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library: Earthquake Information Bulletin 451. Sioux Falls: United States Geologic Survey, April 20, 2006. http://libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/show_picture.cgi?ID=ID.%20Earthquake%20Information%20Bulletin%20451 (accessed 20 August 2014).
MLA Format
U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library: Earthquake Information Bulletin 451. Sioux Falls: United States Geologic Survey. 20 Apr. 2006. 20 Aug. 2014 <http://libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/show_picture.cgi?ID=ID.%20Earthquake%20Information%20Bulletin%20451>.
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