Sunday, January 17, 2010

a river ran through it

a river ran through it, originally uploaded by emdot.

Here you see the San Andreas Fault in action. Super slo-mo, but action nonetheless.

This is Wallace Creek, a (typically) bone dry shadow of a creek in the Carrizo Plain. At one point (back when it was still in diapers or perhaps just learning how to sound-out the words), Wallace Creek ran straight-ish. And then the earth shook and Wallace Creek moved a little. A couple hundred years later the earth shook again, and again, Wallace Creek moved a little. Over and over, every couple hundred of years.

The sign post says that eventually this spot will be in the same zip code as the golden gate bridge.

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