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New fault picture points toward San Francisco Bay area earthquakes

Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
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Abstract

Recent earthquakes and a new way of looking at faults suggest that damaging earthquakes are closing in on the San Francisco area. Earthquakes Awareness Week 1989 in northern California started off with a bang on Monday, 3 April, when a magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck 15 kilometers northeast of San Jose. The relatively small shock-its primary damage was the shattering of an air-control tower window-got the immediate attention of three U.S Geological Survey seismologists in Menlo Park near San Francisco. David Oppenheimer, William Bakun, and Allan Lindh had forecast a nearby earthquake in a just completed report, and this, they thought, might be it. 

 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title New fault picture points toward San Francisco Bay area earthquakes
Series title Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
Volume 21
Issue 3
Year Published 1989
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 5 p.
First page 116
Last page 120
Country United States
State California
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