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The San Andreas fault constitutes the second major impetus to the study of California geology. By 1900, California was well established as a prosperous, vigorous place. San Francisco was the largest city on the eastern Pacific Rim, and the most international, and it also had a somewhat “racy” reputation. , Glasscock, 1931). The 1906 San Francisco earthquake literally shook San Francisco, and its geologic community, to its very core. Throughout most of historical time, before the invention of seismographs, earthquakes had been thought to occur only in populated regions and were considered manifestations of the ultimate wrath of an angry god or gods.

The model was mounted on a shaking table driven by a cam cut from a strong motion seismogram. Photograph from the Geohistory Archives, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University. Early history of the Cordilleran Section California,” in which he recognized active reverse faults along the mountain front. In the 1930 meeting H. O. Wood and J. F. ” Partly from study of aerial photographs, they presented evidence for large-scale (miles to tens of miles) of horizontal displacement based on offset streams and other geologic features.

1949, Distribution of mountain building in geologic time: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 60, p. 561–590. , 1950a, Distribution of mountain building in geologic time: Geologische Rundschau, v. 38, p. 89–91. , 1950b, Reply to Discussion by Hans Stille: Geologische Rundschau, v. 38, p. 103–107. Hershey, O. , 1906, Some West Klamath stratigraphy: American Journal of Science, ser. 4, v. 21, p. 58–66. Kober, R. , 1914a, Die Bewegungsrichtung der alpinen Deckengebirge des Mittelmeers: Dr.

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