Fault Scarp

Fault Scarp (HMV7H)

Location: Alta, WY 83414 Teton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 46.216', W 110° 42.834'

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Measuring the Rise of the Range
A fault scarp provides visual evidence of displacement of adjoining blocks of the earth's crust along a fault. near the base of Rockchuck Peak, the scarp shows nearly 60 feet of movement, mostly in the down-dropping of the valley. This movement generated earthquakes of the highest magnitude.

Geologists estimate that displacement will continue as it has for the last nine million years. Through periodic earthquake-producing jolts, the mountains will hinge upward and the valley will tilt downward.

HM NumberHMV7H
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 523026 N 4846397
Decimal Degrees43.77026667, -110.71390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 46.216', W 110° 42.834'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 46' 12.96" N, 110° 42' 50.04" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5076 Jenny Lake Rd, Alta WY 83414, US
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