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Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

Anza-Borrego AMNH/R.Mickens

Exhibition Text

This strand of the San Andreas cuts through layers of sedimentary rock in the Anza-Borrego Desert in southern California. The pebbly layer was off-set about 1 meter when the block on the right dropped during movement on the fault.

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Plate Tectonics

Keywords: Anza-Borrego Desert (Calif.), Plate tectonics, San Andreas Fault (Calif.)

Audience: General