You are browsing the archive for Cucapah Archives - The Trembling Earth.

June 23, 2011

The UC Davis KeckCAVES and earthquake studies

I am privileged to be able to conduct much of my research using an immersive 3D data visualization facility housed by UC Davis. I link there to a clip of the Holodeck from Star Trek because that’s pretty much what this facility is, and I’ve got videos of it below. The future is here; see for yourself. The KeckCAVES (Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences, or “the Cave” as we …


April 9, 2011

El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake anniversary

I have just returned from three weeks of field work at the site of a rather forgotten but significant earthquake that occurred one year ago last Monday, just south of the Mexico-U.S. border in Baja California del norte. At 3:40pm PDT last Easter Sunday (April 4, 2010), the ground beneath the Sierra El Mayor began to unzip. The seismic energy that was radiated outward continued rupturing roughly northwest-southeast oriented faults, …