2015-11-21: Tour of the San Andreas Fault

Welcome to Earthquake Country! – An ACS Tour of the San Andreas Fault and Kickoff of Chemists Take On the Quake Innovative Project Program

Saturday, November 21, 2015
9 am – 2 pm

Meet at California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407
(Meet in Parking Lot L)

– Did you know there are 20 to 30 earthquakes per day in Southern California?
– Did you know the “Big One” can cause 150 seconds of intense shaking in our region?
– Did you know over 10.5 million Californians participated in The Great ShakeOut on October 15th? Did you participate?

Join us for a tour of the San Andreas fault and have the chance to straddle the Pacific/North American Plate Boundary – an ultimate photo opportunity. Bring your passports! Learn about how earthquake scientists study faults using GPS and how that information is integrated with other data to produce earthquake forecasts. This tour provides a chance to get up close and personal with one of the most famous faults in the world, the 1300 km long San Andreas. Learn how it produces the great beauty of our home and also poses great risk to the 23 million inhabitants of Southern California. Find out about steps you can take to be ready for the next big earthquake. This tour is also the kickoff of a SCALACS Innovative Project Grant: Chemists Take On the Quake where chemists from all walks of life encourage resilience through preparing for, responding to, and recovering from earthquakes.

This tour will be led by Robert de Groot, Ph.D., ACSF who is Director for Education at the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) a 60+ institution research center funded by the National Science Foundation and the United States Geological Survey. SCEC manages The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills which had over 40 million participants worldwide in 2015. Learn more about SCEC at www.scec.org.

Cost: $5 includes water, snacks and a field guide cool swag will be provided! Free for students. Everyone is welcome! Encourage friends, family, and ACS student members to attend! Please RSVP to Nancy Paradiso by Monday, November 16th so we know how much water, snacks and resources to have for everyone.

Directions & Parking: Visit: http://www.csusb.edu/mapsDirections/index.html. Meet in Parking Lot L. Parking is enforced 24/7 – weekend daily parking pass is $3.00.

What to bring: Sack lunch, sunscreen, hat, bag for cool rocks you’ll find, notebook and clipboard, camera. Wear sturdy shoes. There is some moderate hiking involved and one small hill to climb.

We will have access to bathrooms, drink and snack vending machine, and an inside space to get out of the sun if needed.

Hosted by the Southern California Section ACS and the Southern California Earthquake Center