Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor | The Sacramento Bee

Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor | The Sacramento Bee

In the modern historical record, the 160-mile-long Garlock fault on the northern edge of the Mojave Desert has never been observed to produce either a strong earthquake or even to creep.

But new satellite radar images now show that the fault has started to move, causing a bulging of land that can be viewed from space.

via Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor | The Sacramento Bee