Earthquake Faults in the San Francisco Bay Area

Earthquake Faults in the San Francisco Bay Area

30 October 2017
8:15 am – 12:00 pm
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Earthquake Faults in the San Francisco Bay Area

  • Registration fee: $20
  • Details: Wear shoes suitable for outdoor walking on uneven surfaces. Dress in layers. Bring rain gear, water, hat, and sunscreen as appropriate.
  • Organizer: Robert Finn, Univadis.com
  • Sponsored by: US Geological Survey

Come explore the Bay Area’s earthquake faults. The San Francisco Bay Area has a 72% likelihood of having a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake within the next 30 years. Learn why California is “Earthquake Country” and how scientists are studying earthquakes and active faults in the Bay Area. Join USGS research scientists in the field to observe local faults and their effects on the landscape. Destinations include the SF Peninsula, south of San Francisco, to see the famous San Andreas Fault and view USGS scientific instruments and field studies.

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