Near Mackay in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Earthquake! - The Stage
The earth’s crust between the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains, including the Great Basin, is stretching about 1/2 inch per year. And, it’s getting thinner. Every so often - a few hundred to a few thousand years - the crust breaks along old fracture lines known as “faults.” The valleys drop and the mountains rise, creating the “Basin and Range” landscape you see from here.
Erected by Challis National Forest.
Location. 44° 9.858′ N, 113° 52.098′ W. Marker is near Mackay, Idaho, in Custer County. Marker can be reached from Doublespring Pass Road (Forest Road 116) near Forest Road 679, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mackay ID 83251, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Earthquake! - The Event (a few steps from this Earthquake! - The Results (within shouting distance of this marker); Earthquakes (approx. 2˝ miles away); Mount Borah (approx. 2˝ miles away); Goodin's River (approx. 12.8 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located at a geologic exhibit about 2 1/2 miles on a gravel road from US Highway 93.
Categories. • Disasters • Natural Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.