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Pacific Coast Geology > Palo Colorado Fault Outcrop, Garrapata Beach, California by ahochstaedter

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Jan 13, 2012
Date taken
Dec 30, 2011
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The Palo Colorado Fault crops out behind and underneath the stairs in this view of the sea cliff of Garrapata Beach in Big Sur, California. Zooming in on the fault zone reveals slickensides on the granites to the left (northeast side of the fault), and bedding on the turbidite sedimentary rocks to the right (southwest side of the fault). The fault zone itself is composed of fault gouge and fault breccia. Most of the large clasts in the fault breccia are sedimentary. The fault zone is often wet, as it is here in this image taken after a long dry spell, indicating that groundwater percolates along the fault.

A broader view of the fault outcrop showing more of the seacliff is available here:
www.gigapan.org/gigapans/96690
and a closer view here:
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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1520 megapixels (57852 x 26288 pixels)
Input images: 273 (21 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 198.2 degrees wide by 90.1 degrees high (top=47.6, bottom=-42.5)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: PENTAX
Camera model: PENTAX K-r
Image size: 4288x2848 (12.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-12-30 16:35:33 - 2011-12-30 16:58:32
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure time: 0.01
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 132.0 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 35.4 to 55.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 27.9 to 39.8 percent
Computer stats: 8098.69 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 40:05 (8.8 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 9:30, Projection: 7:21, Blending: 23:14
(Preview finished in 24:23)

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