San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The San Andreas Fault Exhibit & El Camino Real Earthquake Walk
Erected 1979 by Mission of San Juan Bautista, U.S. Geological Survey, San Juan Bautista State Historical Park and Citizens of San Juan Bautista.
Location. 36° 50.753′ N, 121° 32.119′ W. Marker is in San Juan Bautista, California, in San Benito County. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Mission San Juan Bautista and the San Juan Bautista State Historical Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Second Street, San Juan Bautista CA 95045, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Camino Real (here, next to this marker); Mission San Juan Bautista (within shouting distance of this marker); El Camino Real Bell San Juan Bautista Historic District (about 400 feet away); Castro/Breen Adobe and Plaza Hotel (about 400 feet away); Castro - Breen Adobe (about 400 feet away); Progress Becomes History (about 400 feet away); Town Jail (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
Also see . . .
1. The San Andreas Fault. The San Andreas Fault, a major California fault line, runs from east of San Diego northward. It passes east of Los Angeles, continues northward east of Monterey. Then passes through the towns of San Juan Bautista and Hollister. It continues northward just west of San Jose, up the San Francisco Penninsula, continues northward and eventually turns west into the Pacific Ocean south of Eureka. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. All About the San Andreas Fault. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. Photo of the Fault Scarp at San Juan Bautista. Ground rupture was recorded here in the 1906 earthquake. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
4. San Juan Bautista. Just 13 days after founding Mission San Jose Father Lasuen founded Mission San Juan Bautista. Located in the middle of the San Juan Valley, the mission sits right on the San Andreas fault! Although its location right on the fault was less dangerous than other locations, it accounted for many shaky days and nights. In October 1798 the shaking was so bad that the missionaries slept outside for the whole month. The earth shook as many as 6 times on one day, leaving many huge cracks in both the buildings and the ground. (Submitted on January 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Disasters • Natural Features • Notable Places • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 4,967 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.