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29 Palms Marine Base and the Landers rupture

Date: 01/23/2018

On Behalf of Doug Yule, CSU Northridge:

*From SCEC: Please contact Doug Yule, Doug.Yule@csun.edu, for any questions regarding this announcement.*

Dear fans of the 1992 Landers rupture.

This may be news to only me, but I have learned that the 29 Palms Marine Base has been expanded to include a significant part of the Landers rupture (see attached pdf). The central portion of the rupture, and classic offset sites, now fall under "Military Only Use". As such, any field trips to view this part of the rupture may be impossible, although marines that I spoke with said that permission can be granted in special cases, but will require far-in-advance planning.

And the south-central portion, to the north of the residential parts of Johnson Valley and Landers, fall under "Shared Use" status. This means access is prohibited during large-scale military exercises.

Also, please note that a public hearing will be held on April 14, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. in Lucerne Valley, CA, ahead of a large-scale military exercise planned for Aug 1-30, 2018.


Doug Yule
CSU Northridge


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