Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Houston, All Shook Up

We may not shake like California, but Houston has its own fault lines which run through the city and we got to be mini geologists this morning as we mapped the Long Point Fault path. Geology professor Cathy Greenberg shared her expertise about the Long Point Fault, teaching us all about tectonic plates, salt domes, earthquakes and then zeroing in on Houston and its fault activity. What fun it was to see actual pictures of homes, roads, and pipelines along the Long Point fault.


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