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Seismic Landslide Hazard for the Cities of Oakland and Piedmont, California

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 2379

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Abstract

This map describes the possible hazard from earthquake-induced landslides for the cities of Oakland and Piedmont, CA. The hazard depicted by this map was modeled for a scenario corresponding to an M=7.1 earthquake on the Hayward, CA fault. This scenario magnitude is associated with complete rupture of the northern and southern segments of the Hayward fault, an event that has an estimated return period of about 500 years. The modeled hazard also corresponds to completely saturated ground-water conditions resulting from an extreme storm event or series of storm events. This combination of earthquake and ground-water scenarios represents a particularly severe state of hazard for earthquake-induced landslides. For dry ground-water conditions, overall hazard will be less, while relative patterns of hazard are likely to change.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Seismic Landslide Hazard for the Cities of Oakland and Piedmont, California
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
2379
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2001
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Western Earthquake Hazards
Description:
Map: 35 x 43 inches; Pamphlet: 6 p.; Digital Database; ReadMe; Metadata
Scale:
24000
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y