SCEC Award Number 08038 View PDF
Proposal Category Collaborative Proposal (Data Gathering and Products)
Proposal Title SoSAFE- San Jacinto: Quaternary slip rates and paleoseismology of the Claremont Fault, Northern San Jacinto Fault Zone, California
Name Organization
Nate Onderdonk California State University, Long Beach Tom Rockwell San Diego State University Katherine Kendrick United States Geological Survey
Other Participants Gabriela Valenzuela (CSULB Grad student)
1 Undergraduate Student (CSULB)
SCEC Priorities A1, A99, C SCEC Groups Geology, SoSAFE
Report Due Date 02/28/2009 Date Report Submitted N/A
Project Abstract
We expect to obtain an average strike-slip rate for the Claremont Fault in the San Jacinto Valley area based on at least 5 offset streams, as well as a vertical separation rate based on uplifted terraces. These offsets were identified during 2007 and we anticipate that more are present in the area. The paleoseismic site is expected to yield a late Holocene record of surface faulting. In addition, there is a good probability that a determination of slip-per-event can be made due to the favorable tectonic geomorphology of the site.