Tuesday April 18th: The Search for the Dog Valley Fault

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Tuesday April 18th: The Search for the Dog Valley Fault

Please join AEG Bay Area for a hybrid meeting on Tuesday April 18th with 2023 Jahn's Lecturer Dr. Vince Cronin of Baylor University.

By AEG Bay Area

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, April 18 · 5:30 - 8:30pm PDT


Z Cafe & Bar 2735 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Social Hour

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM


7:15 PM - 8:15 PM


8:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Questions / Social Time

About this event

The Dog Valley fault (DVF) is an active left-lateral strike-slip fault that is responsible for the M6 Truckee earthquake (1966) — the largest earthquake yet recorded in the Tahoe-Truckee area of California and Nevada. Although the DVF is included in the Quaternary Fault and Fold Database of the United States, its ground-surface trace is not well established. Getting a better handle on this fault is important because another large earthquake on the DVF might endanger Stampede and Boca dams, whose failures would quickly send a significant volume of water and debris into downtown Reno. One estimate places the potential number of casualties related to sudden failure of these dams in the low six-figure range. This talk will summarize work that my students and I have done to locate this fault and understand its structural context.

The event will be hybrid - hosted in person at Z Cafe & Bar in Uptown Oakland and virtually via Microsoft Teams. Virtual attendees will receive a Teams invite the day of the event.

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AEG Bay Area