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The beginning...

I had amazing adventures while studying geology and geologic hazards in 2010.  I chased debris flows throughout the San Gabriel Mountains, studied paleotsunami deposits in southern Thailand, conducted post-earthquake surface rupture reconnaissance in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, found mineral deposits in an extinct (thankfully) geothermal mine, and was a T.A. for an awesome "Field Techniques" class at Cal State University, Fullerton.  Just 10 days into 2011 and it's shaping up to be more of the same.  Well, at least in regards to debris flows and paleotsunami deposits.  This year I plan to document my experiences through this blog.  I want to combine my work, school, and personal geologic experiences (yes, I sometimes get up-close and personal with rocks) so my kids, family, and friends, can better understand what I do.  I'll also post links and thoughts about different geohazards and be open to discussion regarding them.  There is a lot of geologic-hazard information people living adjacent to a plate boundary should know.

I hope you enjoy!

For starters...are you prepared for a major earthquake on any of the ( known faults in southern California ) or unknown faults in southern California?  Click on the link to the interactive fault map and find out what you probably don't want to know, but should know!  'Probable Magnitudes' is one of my favorite statistics.

Feel free to ask questions and I'll do my best to answer them expeditiously.

Robert | Impressum