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Map and database of Quaternary faults and folds in Colombia and its offshore regions

Open-File Report 2000-284

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Abstract

As part of the International Lithosphere Program’s “World Map of Major Active Faults,” the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is assisting in the compilation of a series of digital maps of Quaternary faults and folds in Western Hemisphere countries. The maps show the locations, ages, and activity rates of major earthquake-related features such as faults and fault-related folds. They are accompanied by databases that describe these features and document current information on their activity in the Quaternary. Top date, the project has published fault and fold maps for Costa Rica (Montero and others, 1998), Panama (Cowan and others, 1998), Venezuela (Audemard and others, 2000), Bolovia/Chile (Lavenu, and others, 2000), and Argentina (Costa and others, 2000). The project is a key part of the Global Seismic Hazards Assessment Program (ILP Project II-0) for the International Decade for Natural Hazard Disaster Reduction.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Map and database of Quaternary faults and folds in Colombia and its offshore regions
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2000-284
Year Published:
2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Country:
Colombia