BUILDING A GREAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Since today marks the 20th anniversary of the great Northridge earthquake, I thought this photograph from a recent gift to The Museum from Gary Fredburg would be a good time to see clear evidence of how important preparedness is for those of us who live in the Valley. This is only one of the many faults we live by and over. Earthquakes, says Dr. Lucy Jones, are the price we pay for living in one of the most beautiful and productive places in the world.
California Division of Mines - Bulletin 1972 - Geology and Mineral Deposits of San Fernando Quadrangle - Los Angeles County, California. Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2014. (click on image to enlarge it.)
Frontpiece: Dark pre-Cambrian Mendenhall gneiss - faulted against light Cretaceous (?) granddiorite on branch of the San Gabriel fault. Width of the exposure is about 25 feet, off Little Tujunga Road in Pacoima Canyon at the locality showing dip of fault 75 (degrees) north on plate 1. Photo by C.W. Jennings.