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12 June 2006 @ 07:53 am
It's Not My Fault  
I forgot to mention... Saturday I went with my folks to check out the Hayward Fault Exposed! exhibit. Basically geologists dug a pit in the Hayward Fault (not a deep one, mind), and it is open to the public to go down and actually look at the fault. It's pretty nifty, and I highly recommend it to anyone who has a moment and lives in the Bay Area.

Oh! And I learned something new. Apparently geologic creep is a relatively rare phenomenon. California has a ton of it, but the rest of the world? Not so much.

Speaking of earthquakes, next weekend I'm heading down to Carrizo Plains. If you've ever seen pictures of the San Andreas Fault, then you've probably seen pics from the Carrizo Plains. It's the area where you get the really dramatic shots where it looks like someone took a giant knife and was trying to cut up California like a giant birthday cake. My friend and I were originally going to go up to Mono Lake and Bodie, but we realized that some of the roads that we were going to take are still closed due to snow. Yeah, I know. This is California. This is June. And we still have roads that are under snow. Feh.
 
 
 
StrypGiastrypgia on June 13th, 2006 08:05 am (UTC)
On the upshot, maybe some of that snow will melt its way into Mono Lake, wich surely needs it badly.
(Anonymous) on June 25th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
fault
I want to check it out.