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Earth 15, Fall 2006 Beach Walk Questions To be handed in at the end of the walk. 20 points. ON THE PIER 1. a) Draw a map of the Mission Bay – I5 – Mt. Soledad – La Jolla Shores area (map can be crude). Mark N,E,S,W (0.5pt). Draw in Mission Bay, Mt. Soledad, La Jolla Shores and the SIO pier (1pt); approximate extent of the San Diego Marine Life Refuge and Ecological Reserve (0.5pt); I-5 and state route 52 (0.5pt; the seismically active Rose Canyon Fault (RCF) that goes past Mission Bay along I-5, bends westward north of Mt. Soledad and goes off-shore at the Beach and Tennis club (0.5pt). The RCF then goes north as a submarine fault. Its continuation to join with the Newport- Inglewood fault is somewhat uncertain. Total of 3pts.
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b) Historical earthquake records of the area are poor. When was the largest recorded earthquake in San Diego, that possibly ruptured along the RCF and how large was it (0.5pt)? Why is it important to know how long the RCF is? (0.5pt)? Total of 1 point. largest EQ in San Diego that most likely happened along the RCF, or the Coronado Bank or San Diego Trough Fault, was a M=6.5 in 1800. The next largest was a M=6.0 in 1862.
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2009 for the course OCEANOGRAP SIO taught by Professor Glask during the Spring '09 term at CSU Northridge.

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