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Stanford Report, December 3, 2003

Geophysicist Zoback discusses SAFOD project

Geophysicist Mark Zoback of Stanford University is principal investigator of the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) – a 2.4-mile-deep observatory that, for the first time, will give researchers the tools they need to conduct around-the-clock monitoring from inside an active earthquake zone. Drilling of SAFOD will begin near California’s San Andreas Fault next June and is expected to be completed in 2007.

Video produced by Jack Hubbard, Stanford News Service. Field images courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.