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Brian Olson

California Geological Survey
Engineering Geologist

Expertise: seismic hazards, engineering geology, science communication
About Me Publications
Engineering Geologist with the California Geological Survey (CGS) in the Los Angeles office working in seismic hazards and geologic mapping. Prior to joining CGS in 2009, I worked for a private geotechnical consulting firm for 11 years.

At CGS I am involved with evaluation of active faults in southern California for the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act. Also, I have created compilation geologic maps of several 7.5' quadrangles in the western Antelope Valley. Lastly, I perform geologic and seismic hazard reviews of geotechnical reports for school & hospital construction for the Division of the State Architect (DSA) and the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), respectively.

Recently, I was part of post-event response teams collecting field data after the 2018 Montecito debris flows and the 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence.