Banning Fault
The Banning Fault strand of the San Andreas Fault system forms this west-facing escarpment along the west flank of the Indio Hills near the Willis Palm Grove. Creosote bush thrives on the gravel-covered upland area of the Indio Hills. In this view, older Pliocene basin-fill sediments (Imperial Formation, yellow on left) are faulted and juxtaposed next to younger Quaternary alluvial gravels on the right.
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Last modified: 12/20/2010