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Variations in gravity caused by changes in rock density, San Pablo Bay

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This map illustrates variations in gravity caused by differences in rock density under San Pablo Bay. Dense metamorphic rocks west of the fault create higher gravity values (from 3.6 to -11.3 mGal; pink, red, orange, yellow); whereas sedimentary rocks to the east yield lower gravity values (from -12.2 to -37.9 mGal; green, blue, purple). A sharp change in gravity values (dashed white line, overlying a shift from green to blue) lies close to locations where chirp seismic-reflection profiles revealed the Hayward fault (plus signs).


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