Photogrammetric Aerial Photos of the Surface Rupture

USGS photos below by I.K. Curtis Photo, Burbank, CA.

These photos are selected from a set of 275 photos that were taken along the fault line at daybreak Monday, October 18. The aircraft that flew the length of the fault had a 9x9-inch negative camera pointing through the belly of the aircraft. This is the same type of camera used for photogrammetric work. The photos will be used by the U.S. Geological Survey to aid in detailed mapping of the surface faulting.

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Lavic Lake fault extending through the Lavic Dry Lake Bed. The fault line is shown by the orange dots. The dark structures are ancient lava flows. The light colored lines are vehicle tracks.
Lavic Lake fault extending through the Bullion Mountains. The fault takes a 30 degree turn near the bottom of the photo where fault splays can be seen and then coalesces again after the bend. This photo shows the same location from a different perspective.

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Last updated 10/22/99.