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Women in Science - Responding to Ridgecrest, CA earthquake July 2019

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Geologists with USGS, the California Geological Survey (CGS) and Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWS) worked together in response to the Ridgecrest earthquake sequence in California that occurred July 4-6, 2019. The earthquakes were large enough that the fault rupture reached the earth’s surface. Here, research geologist Belle Philibosian was part of a USGS field team working with Gordon Seitz (CGS) and Stephan Bork (NAWS) in the Ridgecrest area on the NAWS documenting fault offsets through direct measurements using tools ranging from tape measures to mobile laser scanning. Photo credit: Katherine Kendrick, USGS   


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