Golden Gate Photo - San Andreas Fault Geotour
SECOND STOP - POINT REYES
Earthquake Trail Offset
The Earthquake Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore is an easy 0.6-mile hike along the San Andreas Fault at what was originally considered the epicenter of the famous San Francisco Earthquake of April 18, 1906 (the epicenter is now generally thought to be near Daly City - reference). That earthquake, currently estimated at a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale, ruptured along 300 miles (480 Km) of the fault. The maximum right-lateral offset from the earthquake exceeded 25 feet (7.6 meters) here at Point Reyes and at Shelter Cove, 150 miles (240 Km) to the northwest. The offset is seen here in the displacement of these two fence segments, which used to be connected.
Print No. A00-37-4.
BACK TO GEOTOUR GARAGE
For all photograph orders, please record the Print Number and Title and refer to the Order Form.
Have comments or suggestions for this website? Send Me an E-Mail
Website design and all images in this site by Cleet Carlton ©1999 to the present. All photographs are copyright protected.