Fuyun fault, China

Fuyun fault, China

The Fuyun fault, in north-western China, is remarkably well preserved in the landscape thanks to minimal erosion in the region (Klinger, Etchebes et al, 2011).

Credits: 

Marie Etchebes

References: 

Klinger Y., Etchebes M., Tapponnier P., Narteau C., Characteristic slip for five great earthquakes along the Fuyun fault in China. Nature Geoscience, 4, 389-392, doi:10.1038/ngeo1158, 2011