In Brief: New faults mapped after the April 2010 Baja California earthquake

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[1] High-resolution remote imaging of ground deformation after an earthquake that occurred in Baja California on 4 April 2010 is providing researchers with new information about the complex fault structure in the region and could help improve hazard assessment for southern California. The magnitude 7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake on 4 April 2010, the region's largest quake in more than a century, occurred along the border of the Pacific and North American tectonic plates, near the border between California and Mexico. The epicenter was located in Mexicali Valley, Baja California. Aftershocks, many of which were felt in the United States, extended to the southeast and northwest.