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South Coast Geological Society invites you to attend our meeting on Monday, February 13th at Dave & Busters in Orange (Address: 20 City Blvd W, Orange, CA 92868). We are thrilled to host guest speaker, Dr. Sinan Akciz, Assistant Professor at Department of Geological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Akciz will present his talk titled: Decades of Channel Investigations Along the Carrizo Section of the San Andreas Fault: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
Dave & Buster’s
20 City Boulevard West, #g1, Orange, CA, 92868
Speaker: Dr. Sinan Akciz
Topic: Decades of Channel Investigations Along the Carrizo Section of the San Andreas Fault: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
When: Monday, February 13th (6:00PM-9:00PM)
A long-standing goal in earthquake science is to develop predictive models of earthquakes for timescales and magnitudes that affect society. Paleoseismological investigations of the San Andreas Fault (SAF) in the Carrizo Plain have greatly influenced models of fault behavior and characterization of seismic hazards not only along the SAF but nearly all other active faults around the world. Whether it was determining fault slip rates by using channel abandonment ages or determining earthquake recurrence intervals without use of earthquake chronology data, channels in the Carrizo Plain have been the focus of many investigations. One of the first slip-along fault rupture plots using lidar data was produced along the Carrizo section of the SAF. Two follow-up investigations showcased the need for excavating across such geomorphological offsets if the hazard calculations rely solely on the interpretation of channel offset data. And most recently, the incision age of a channel offset only by the most recent Fort Tejon earthquake has been used to improve the age constraint of the penultimate earthquake that ruptured the Carrizo section of the SAF by nearly 80 years. In this presentation, I will review and summarize nearly five decades of paleoseismic investigations carried out in the Carrizo Plain, focusing mainly on the unique lessons we learned from investigating channels and our plans for ongoing and future endeavors.
Dr. Sinan Akciz, Assistant Professor at Department of Geological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton, is a structural geologist and a paleoseismologist working mainly along various faults along the San Andreas Fault system. Dr. Akciz has a B.S. in Geological Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (Turkey), Ph.D. in Geology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and post-doctoral position at UC Irvine. He joined the CSUF faculty in 2016 and since started new projects along the San Andreas Fault, Santa Cruz Island Fault and Borrego Springs Mylonitic Shear Zone with his M.S. and undergraduate students. He is also actively working on educational projects that aim to improve the spatial thinking skills of undergraduate students in geology classes and creating accessible virtual reconnaissance field work experiences. Courses taught include physical geology, earthquakes, geological field techniques, structural geology, Quaternary tectonics, paleoseismology, and geology summer field camp.