The area around Pillar Point is famous for surfing and tidepooling, but its fault-related landforms are significant geological resources too.
Pinole Point offers a view of the Hayward fault in its natural setting, without the human overprint that brands it as a hazard.
Elephant seals are seasonal attractions at Point Año Nuevo, but the geology and the earthquake hazard it presents is there year-round.
In Southern California an intriguing journal article turned into "we're all gonna die" TV stories in the space of a day. Be ready for the next time this happens in the Bay Area.
Post on Jun 30, 2011 by Andrew Alden
The Cordelia fault is about as user-friendly as a fault can be, and its appearance west of Fairfield is the best fault exposure in the Bay Area.
Post on Jun 16, 2011 by Andrew Alden
The best place to visit a fault is in Hayward, where the Hayward fault runs right through downtown. You can take BART there and enjoy a good meal while you're in town.
Post on May 05, 2011 by Andrew Alden
What would an earthquake early warning look like?
Post on Apr 08, 2011 by Amy Standen