Revised Understanding Of San Andreas Fault Geometry Near Desert Hot Springs

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 00:15 in Earth & Climate

The Mission Creek and Banning faults are two principal strands of the San Andreas fault zone in the northern Coachella Valley of southern California. The two faults merge at depth to form one fault zone, according to a new analysis of the fault geometry near Desert Hot Springs. The refined understanding of the fault zone has implications for regional earthquake hazards and local groundwater resources, according to a new article.

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