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Earthquakes and faults in the San Francisco Bay area (1970-2003)

Scientific Investigations Map 2848

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Abstract

The map depicts both active and inactive faults and earthquakes magnitude 1.5 to 7.0 in the greater San Francisco Bay area. Twenty-two earthquakes magnitude 5.0 and greater are indicated on the map and listed chronologically in an accompanying table. The data are compiled from records from 1970-2003. The bathymetry was generated from a digital version of NOAA maps and hydrogeographic data for San Francisco Bay. Elevation data are from the USGS National Elevation Database. Landsat satellite image is from seven Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus scenes. Fault data are reproduced with permission from the California Geological Survey. The earthquake data are from the Northern California Earthquake Catalog.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Earthquakes and faults in the San Francisco Bay area (1970-2003)
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Map
Series number:
2848
ISBN:
0607990295
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description:
Map: 33 x 46 inches; Table
Country:
United States
State:
California
Other Geospatial:
San Francisco Bay
Scale:
300000