Activities & Events
California's Greatest Fault
U. S. Geological Survey
California's Greatest Fault: How historical data from 1906 have shed light on the San Andreas Fault.
USGS Research Geologist Carol Prentice is speaking on her detailed mapping of the San Andreas fault using historic and modern photography.
- What insights are gained from merging original 1906 observations and field notes with today's earthquake science?
- Data collected during and after the catastropic 1906 earthquake proves to be essential to determine the fault's slip rate in the Fort Ross area
- map the fault through Peninsula housing developments
- provide a better understanding of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake
This free lecture is part of the monthly USGS Evening Public Lecture Series.
Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 7 pm
US Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road
Bldg. 3, Conference Room A
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Ongoing research USGS does for earthquakes.
Amelia Barrales, 650-329-5136