April 18, 1998

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Michael measures fault

Michael and Kathy Wimble made a field trip to two of the fault lines occurring in Northern California - specifically in the Bay Area. Before we begin installation of technology to prevent slippage of this fault, we must make precise measurements of points on either side of the fault. That way we can determine if the equipment is working correctly. Here we see Michael making a high precision measurement of a portion of the Knottmye fault.

Michael inspects pipe
The society is empowered to take over the maintenance of some of the United States government's equipment for the prevention of plate movements. Here we see Michael inspecting one of the F22A anti-plate-torque pipes which spans the Itzer fault. Later this year, the society may apply to take over this pipe and try to tighten the linkages and slowly realign the two sides of the fault.

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