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Tar Seeps, Carpinteria Beach

Geology of the California Coast


The oilfields just offshore feed asphalt springs (or tar volcanoes?) at Carpinteria Beach State Park, the most spectacular features of their kind in America. This is also an EarthCache.
World-class asphalt piles
Photo (c) 2010 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com (fair use policy)
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