Craters on tilted terrain in Iapetus. NASA/JPL/Cassini-Huygens Mission. The image was taken on Sept. 10, 2007, with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera at a distance of approximately 3,870 kilometers (2,400 miles) from Iapetus. Image scale is 23 meters (75 feet) per pixel.
Stephen Smith wrote:
The craters are stretched and pulled as if they have been partially melted and then immediately reformed. They have flat bottoms and perpendicular walls, indications that they were cut into Iapetus by electric discharge machining (EDM) and not blasted out of it.
To see Iapetus’ equatorial ridge in context, here there are some additional pictures: