The town of Hollister is bisected by the Calaveras fault, and numerous homes, sidewalks, and streets are slowly being torn apart by the constant movement, amounting to as much as 14 mm/year (0.55 inches). The embankment in the photo above appears in a number of geology textbooks as an example of fault motion.
|Source: NOAA/NGDC, University of California, Berkeley.|
All of these incredible exposures are easily accessed. If you are ever in the vicinity of Hollister or Pinnacles National Park, don't miss the opportunity to lay your hands on a major transform plate boundary!