1. Inwood Park is Located Next to an Active Fault

There are three major fault lines in New York City, which run through parks: the Mosholu Fault is located in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, and the 125th Street Fault and Dyckman Street Faults can be found in Upper Manhattan. The Dyckman Street Fault, which lies on the southern border of Inwood Hill Park, remains seismologically active, and actually helps to outline its boundaries. In 1989, the activity along the fault caused a magnitude 2 earthquake.

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