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The Rocks of Devil's Slide

The Rocks of Devil's Slide

Lovers of geology look forward to inspecting the roadcut along old Route 1 at Devil's Slide next year.

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What Makes California's Quake Warning System So Timely?

What Makes California's Quake Warning System So Timely?

In the age-old war between Northern and Southern California, a change in the science has changed the politics.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Los Trancos Open Space

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Los Trancos Open Space

Lidar mapping unveils one of the Bay Area's best places to visit the San Andreas fault.

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Side Trips from Interstate 5: San Emigdio Mountains

Side Trips from Interstate 5: San Emigdio Mountains

Journeying through the Great Valley's southern rampart is time better spent than inching up the Grapevine.

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What Shall We Do About Earthquake Weather?

What Shall We Do About Earthquake Weather?

If we can't shake this discredited notion, let's speak it instead with a smile.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Fremont Peak

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Fremont Peak

Fremont Peak oversees a large region of the Coast Ranges between Monterey and Hollister. When you pay it a visit, be sure to look around your feet too.

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GeoZeum: A Personal Museum of Geology

GeoZeum: A Personal Museum of Geology

GeoZeum is something between a rock shop and a discovery museum in historic—and geologically rich—San Juan Bautista.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Point Año Nuevo

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Point Año Nuevo

Elephant seals are seasonal attractions at Point Año Nuevo, but the geology and the earthquake hazard it presents is there year-round.

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Is the Salton Sea really "15 Months Pregnant" with our next big quake?

Is the Salton Sea really "15 Months Pregnant" with our next big quake?

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.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Stinson Beach

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Stinson Beach

Even if geology weren't a factor, Stinson Beach would be among my top Bay Area beaches. But with me, geology is always a factor. Let's take in the scene.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: The Cordelia and Green Valley Faults

Geological Outings Around the Bay: The Cordelia and Green Valley Faults

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.

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Deep Jiggles with Distant Triggers

Deep Jiggles with Distant Triggers

Besides earthquakes, there is a whole spectrum of energetic activity in the solid Earth.

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Bay Area Volcanoes

Bay Area Volcanoes

Lava flows and ashfall beds are widespread in our rocks, marking the progress of an ancient volcanic center through the area. Indeed, volcanism helps you read this story.

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Calera Limestone, a Gift from the Ancient Pacific

Calera Limestone, a Gift from the Ancient Pacific

This humble stone is both economically and scientifically valuable, not just a mainstay of the concrete supply but a signpost in time from a world now lost.

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Earthquake Preparedness in the Bay Area

Earthquake Preparedness in the Bay Area

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that occurred a couple weeks ago near Christchurch, New Zealand is yet another reminder for those of us living in the Bay Area about the inevitable seismic danger we face. While many details of the New Zealand earthquake are different than what we face in the Bay Area, there are a few aspects that are comparable.

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