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Moran in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fault Scarp

 
 
Fault Scarp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2011
1. Fault Scarp Marker
Inscription. Measuring the Rise of the Range
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. Touch 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

The Grand Tetons image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2011
2. The Grand Tetons
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Capturing Dudes (approx. 1.4 miles away); Teton Fault (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moran.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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