The Eastern California Shear Zone runs roughly parallel to the San Andreas Fault from the Gulf of California and is a wide area in western Nevada.
American West Geology
A powerful earthquake that rocked Alaska in 2002 changed the timing and behavior of some of Yellowstone’s geysers and hot springs.
Research will add to the knowledge of the seismic hazards in the Puget Sound region by providing greater understanding of the region’s tectonic stresses.
As a result of the quake, wells in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain sloshed about, and wells in Washington, Idaho, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania produced muddy water as a result of the Alaska temblor.
Land subsidence was linked to water-level declines of more than 100 feet between the 1950s and the 1990s.