Field Study of the San Andreas Fault: San Bernardino to Palmdale

Course Number: GEO X440.2


1 units

Examines the history and present form of the San Andreas Fault through field study between San Bernardino and Palmdale. Learn about the famous trenches across the San Andreas at Pallett Creek, which provide a clear record of past earthquakes and allow a rare three-dimensional view of the fault. Numerous stops are made to observe unique surface features caused by seismic activity, such as:

  • Faceted ridges
  • Shutter ridges
  • Closed depressions
  • Offset streams
  • Sag ponds.


No Prerequisites for this course

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