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Fault scarp in Lone Pine, California, in Owen's Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada. This fault scarp records the 1872 Lone Pine earthquake, one of the largest to strike California in recorded history. Many such events were likely responsible for the present relief between the high Sierra Nevada range and Owens Valley.

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