Activity Narrative

The NEES@UCSB Education and Outreach team visited Monroe Elementary School. Dr Jamie Steidl discussed plate tectonics and why earthquakes occurs at plate boundaries. He showed slides illustrating the travel of seismic waves through the earth and the crust. His presentation was followed by a question and answer session, after which, every student was invited to make their 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.