Marks of the Oakland fault

Two weeks ago I told you how the city of Hayward inadvertently destroyed a special street corner. It was an informal shrine among geologists because it so clearly displayed the creeping motion of the Hayward fault. I mentioned that Hayward still has plenty of other bent curbs.

So does Oakland. Almost nine years ago in this space, in my very second post, I said that Oakland should take over the Hayward fault and make it our own. With that in mind, here are eight places on the fault that are pretty iconic if you ask me. I present them from south to north.

1. Revere Avenue above Marlow Drive, in Sheffield Village.

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2. Encina Avenue below Castlewood Street, in Oak Knoll.

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3. Ney Avenue near Astor Avenue, just above Fontaine Street.

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4. 39th Avenue at Victor Avenue, in Redwood Heights.

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5. Medau Place near Moraga Avenue, in Montclair Village.

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6. The old firehouse on Moraga Avenue, in Montclair.

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7. Broadway Terrace just west of Route 13, in Upper Rockridge.

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8. In Lake Temescal Regional Park by the park office.

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Here are their locations, shown on the geologic map.

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There are more such places between and beyond these ones, and others in Berkeley and San Leandro too.

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One Response to “Marks of the Oakland fault”

  1. Lucas Says:

    amazing! long trip to prove neotectonics. congratulatios!

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