Hart et al. (2012) provide a useful reminder that it can be difficult to distinguish between structures generated by landsliding and those generated by tectonic faulting, and that from an engineering perspective, confusing the two may have profound ramifications when evaluating a site's geologic stability and seismic hazard. As correctly noted in their introduction, “…every pattern of tectonic faulting can be produced by landsliding.” Hart et al. (2012) illustrate this fact with seven examples from the western United States, one of which, the Traverse Mountains of Utah, warrants clarification.

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Figure 7 of Hart et al. (2012) shows their interpretation of...

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