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Brian Olson

California Geological Survey
Engineering Geologist
About Me Publications
I received my Bachelor of Science in Geology from CSU Fullerton and have been employed as a professional geologist for the past 21 years. I am currently an Engineering Geologist with the California Geological Survey (CGS). Prior to joining CGS in 2009, I worked as an engineering geologist 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.