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Felt reports and intensity assignments for aftershocks and triggered events of the great 1906 California earthquake

Open-File Report 2002-37

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Abstract

The San Andreas fault is the longest fault in California and one of the longest strikeslip faults in the world, yet little is known about the aftershocks following the most recent great event on the San Andreas, the M 7.8 San Francisco earthquake, on 18 April 1906. This open-file report is a compilation of first-hand accounts (felt reports) describing aftershocks and triggered events of the 1906 earthquake, for the first twenty months of the aftershock sequence (through December 1907). The report includes a chronological catalog. For the larger events, Modified Mercalli intensities (MMIs) have been assigned based on the descriptions judged to be the most reliable.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Felt reports and intensity assignments for aftershocks and triggered events of the great 1906 California earthquake
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2002-37
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Science Center
Description:
Repor: 301 p.; ASCII versions
Country:
United States
State:
California
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y