Activity Narrative

NEES@UCSB was invited to present Make Your Own Earthquake to the 6th grade of Monroe Elementary School in Santa Barbara. More than 60 students, their teachers, and Science Specialist Ellen Hunter attended the afternoon event. Dr. Jamie Steidl gave a short introduction to Plate Tectonics, Seismology and Earthquakes and answered questions from the students. Each student participated in Make Your Own Earthquake and watched a demonstration of fault slippage.


​The UCSB Geotechnical Array monitoring program is jointly funded by Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the United States Geological Survey.

This site previously funded 2015 to 2017 by the NRC Contract#NRC-HQ-60-15-C-000, project title "Observations and Analysis of Geotechnical Data". And 2004 to 2014 by the Geoge E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award# CMMI-0927178.