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Signs of an earthquake long ago (Lauhanvuori, National Parks)

Aerial photo of Kivijata with drawing showing the diagonal fault line running from SW to NE

A fault line caused by an earthquake some 9000 years ago runs diagonally across the northern part of Kivijata stone field. It is visible in as a shadow in this photograph taken on a summer evening. The land northeast of the fault line was uplifted for one to two meters in during the earthquake. Even though the fault line is sharp in the bedrock, the soil cover masks it quite well. It was found during a national laser scanning campaign. 

Photograph: Fixumedia

Nearby attractions: Annelid traces in sandstone, The tor formations of Aumakalliot, Aumakivi tor corestone, The Kivijata of Huhtakorpi, Kaivolammi lake, Springtime in Peräkorpi, The southern end of Kivijata boulder field, Kivijata stone field, Kivijata then and now, The highest post-glacial shoreline, The Lauhankangas highest shoreline, Old sandstone mining pits of Korsukangas, The boulder field of Korsukankaan kivijata, Kuivajärvi - a lake that disappears, The day trip hut of Kärkikeidas, Lauhanvuori National Park promotional video, The observation tower of Lauhanvuori, Lauhanvuori-Hämeenkangas Geopark, The lean-to shelter of Leikkistenkangas, Wild Forest Reindeer, Peräkorpi mires and shore formations from above, The seasonal wetland of Peräkorpi, Duckboard trail on the Peräkorpi spruce mire, Lake Spitaalijärvi, Spitaalijärvi from above

Coordinates (WGS84): 62.12699, 22.09791

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