A fault scarp provides visual evidence of displacement of adjoining blocks of the earth's crust along a fault. near the base of Rockchuck Peak, the scarp shows nearly 60 feet of movement, mostly in the down-dropping of the valley. This movement generated earthquakes of the highest magnitude.
Geologists estimate that displacement will continue as it has for the last nine million years. Through periodic earthquake-producing jolts, the mountains will hinge upward and the valley will tilt downward.
Location. 43° 46.216′ N, 110° 42.834′ W. Marker is in Moran, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is on Jenny Lake Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moran WY 83013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cascade Canyon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jenny Lake (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cathedral Group (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Cathedral Group (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Park’s First Visitor Area (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Crandall Studio
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