Monterey County is located on active geologic fault lines. The most active fault line is the San Andreas fault line that runs through the community of Parkfield. Nicked named the "Earthquake Capital of the world", Scientists monitor the Parkfield area gathering data about earthquakes. Photos of markers located in Parkfield show how much the ground has moved over the years, a rate of 2.33 inches per year.


 

 

 

Salinas Valley Fault Lines Map

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