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Francois Ayoub
Staff, Geological and Planetary Sciences

Ground displacement caused by the 1992 Landers earthquake (grayscale, northward positive). The sharp boundaries represent ground surface ruptures. The image was obtained from correlation of pre- and post-earthquake aerial photographs, after correction of geometric artifacts such as topographic parallax, film distortion, and aircraft attitude.


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