Impacts of the Ridgecrest earthquake on an ant colony

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(Moved this to Nature Talk because it has no direct relationship to iNaturalist.)

I was in Ridgecrest a few weeks ago with some fellow iNatters. Hoping for a swift recovery there. For humans as well as ants.

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I just posted it to iNaturalist – https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/28416049 — it’s been a crazy holiday weekend. :)

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Could someone please explain this like I’m five? I’m having a hard time telling what’s going on in these photos regarding both the ants and the earthquake.

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The fault ruptured through a portion of the anthill. I reconstructed the anthill so you can see what it looked like before the earthquake.

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Ohhh, I see it now! Thanks! I love the visuals you made.

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