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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-627-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): Other, USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Coastal and marine earthquake, tsunami, and landslide active margin field studies (ZP00EQV)

Principal Investigator(s): Mary McGann, Thomas Lorenson

Affiliate Investigator(s): Paul, Charles (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)

Information Specialist(s): Mary McGann, Thomas Lorenson

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The goal is to learn the timing of recent faulting events, whether slip rates can be determined, and whether synchronous sediment transport events took place within multiple canyons indicating triggering by large prehistoric earthquake events.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Long Beach, CA

End Port/Location: Moss Landing, CA

Start Date: 2018-09-17

End Date: 2018-10-02

Equipment Used: Push corer, Vibracore

Information to be Derived: Sediment deposition rates and timing of movement on faults

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected push cores and vibracores from the La Jolla fan and San Diego Trough

Staff: Thomas Lorenson, Mary McGann

Affiliate Staff:



southern California, United States, Pacific Ocean

North: 34.03897245 South: 32.55769322 West: -119.00809046 East: -117.31945114


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Vibracore --- Geology
Push corer --- Biology

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