Dr. Misko Cubrinovsky was the Ralph B. Peck Award winner at the 2019 Geo-Congress conference of the Geo-Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His lecture was on Observations and Findings from Christchurch related to the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
As a follow up to a previous post, the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) team has announced that they have successfully completed their drilling and obtained cores of the San Andreas Fault at depths in excess of 2 miles below the surface. The zone of interest is approximately 135-ft in length. The core size is 4-in diameter. They have cemented in a 7-in casing and the next phase of the project will be to perforate the casing within the fault and install monitoring equipment consisting of seismometers, accelerometers, tiltmeters and a fluid pressure transducer. Read on for more info and links. (Image credit: EarthScope / NSF)