Out & About—Fault Line Park in downtown San Diego

Out & About San Diego

There is a park in downtown San Diego named “Fault Line Park.” It is split in two by a fault associated with the Rose Canyon Fault Zone. They are so proud of the fault that they have created a walkway on top of it and, on either side, is a huge mirrored ball.

Fault Line Park, San Diego, California

The balls were installed exactly opposite each other, but the eastern ball is slipping southward, and the western ball is slipping northward. In the western ball is a hole through which you can look to see if the two balls still are lined up exactly.

Fault Line Park, San Diego, California

Fault Line Park, San Diego, California

They are right now since the park was built in 2014, and the slippage is only 1 mm/year.

Quite interesting.

Of course, I did take a selfie in each mirrored ball.

Fault Line Park, San Diego, California

Fault Line Park, San Diego, California

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9 thoughts on “Out & About—Fault Line Park in downtown San Diego

    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I discovered that I would rather be constantly prepared for an earthquake rather than preparing every year for hurricanes. As my wise old grandmother told me in 1966: “It doesn’t matter where you live, there’s always something.”

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      This area used to be warehouses, homeless, drugs, and gangs. When they built the baseball park for the Padres, redevelopment moved in. There are four news skyscrapers here, but they can’t build a skyscraper on a fault line. It has to be one side or the other, so they “developed” this land by making it into a cool park.

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        1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

          Building the ball park had been voted down by the people, as had our new library, but when government wants something, they find a way. In this case, I’m glad they did because it really revitalized the eastern part of downtown San Diego where few people would go, day or night, unless protected by being surrounded by a semi or thick warehouse walls.

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  1. europasicewolf

    Why would people want to vote down a new library! They’re closing many of ours from lack of funds and people are crying out for new ones – they provide many services and the elderly suffer when the smaller ones are shut down. I’m glad yours went ahead! And the revitalization of this area😀

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