But You Only See My Faults

(photo: H. Hawk)

It may be hard to believe, but that concrete canal is broken because the earth here actually moved.  The canal was built on a fault line, which makes it so easy to see the results of tectonic activity.  A student in the Geological Oceanography class takes a look while on a field trip.

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4 Responses to But You Only See My Faults

  1. Patricia Perry says:

    There is a book called the Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault by David K Lynch which explains twelve easy day trips to actually see the faults geological formations. We did the Parkfield area. My husband and I lived near Moss Landing when the old lab collapsed so San Andreas Fault is very real for us.


    • mlmlblog says:

      Thanks for the comment, Patricia! Our Geological Oceanography class similarly takes advantage of the rich geologic history in this area. And although we current students are very fortunate to get to work in our current beautiful facility, we have an “earthquake clock” on the wall (frozen in time when the old building collapsed) to remind us of that “upheaval” in our lab’s history! Thanks for reading! ~Erin


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