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Arizona Geology e-Magazine touts new earth fissure maps

Oddly enough, Arizona has an earth fissure season; a season when fissures are more likely to first appear or undergo renewed activity. Our Fall-Winter Arizona Geology e-Magazine presents revised earth fissure maps for parts of Cochise, Maricopa, and Pinal Counties, as well as case studies of one new (Tator Hills) and one reactivated fissure (Apache Junction).

Systematic mapping and observations of the physical conditions of ‘older’ fissures suggests that earth fissure activity iFresh Tator Hills earth fissure, Jan. 2017n some study areas is waning.