Aerial shot shows the San Andreas Fault advancing southeast through the Carrizo Plain (north of Los Angeles). In the foreground, the block on the west side of the fault, right, has been raised up due to plate movement, damming the drainage of water running down from the hills to the east, left.   Photo: R.E. Wallace, USGS

Section of the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain, western California.

San Andreas Fault map - the arrows show the relative motion of each of the plates as they slide past each other

What’s Shakin’ with the San Andreas Fault?

Fracking and earthquakes: Scientists link rise in seismic activity in Oklahoma to increased oil and gas exploration - Americas - World - The...

Fracking: Scientists link rise in seismic activity to gas exploration

Fracking and earthquakes: Scientists link rise in seismic activity in Oklahoma to increased oil and gas exploration - Americas - World - The.

Man-Made Earthquakes Are Changing the Seismic Landscape - The Atlantic

Man-Made Earthquakes Are Changing the Seismic Landscape

Energy Risk: Sharp Rise In U. Earthquakes Directly Linked To Fracking - The Energy Collective

Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, China's Rainbow Rocks

China's Rainbow Rocks - The incredible colours of those rocks resulted in millions of years of orogenic movement, structural deformations, water flow fissures and oxidization.

Can't have something on California without showing the San Andreas Fault!  It's the "biggie."  I've walked ON it...it's a strange feeling too!!!

Most Terrifying and Devastating Earthquake, Tsunami and Other Natural Disasters Photos - Quertime

A migmatite is a highly metamorphosed rock that has undergone partial melting. The light ‘leucosome’ bands define the melt and are generally comprised largely of quartz and feldspar. The rims at the margins of melt domains rich in Fe-Mg silicates are called ‘melanosomes’. Lastly, the residual unmelted mafic material is called ‘mesosomes’. These darker sections in the rock are often dominated by mafic components such as amphibole, pyroxene and biotite.

A migmatite is a highly metamorphosed rock that has undergone partial melting.

Waterfall Island, Alto Parana, Paraguay

Waterfall Island, Alto Parana, Paraguay

Waterfall Island, Alto Parana, Paraguay Is there such a place on earth that is surrounded by waterfalls? Yes there is, Waterfall Island in Paraguay.

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