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CBS This Morning features USGS scientists studying link between earthquake faults near San Francisco, California

News from USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Screenshot of Janet Watt from CBS This Morning news segment.

A camera crew from CBS This Morning visited the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center on November 10, 2016, to interview Janet Watt about her discovery of a connection between the Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults, two of the most hazardous earthquake faults in California’s San Francisco Bay area. In addition to a sit-down interview, they filmed Watt and her team—Mary McGann, Katie Maier, and Tom Lorenson—processing sediment cores collected along the fault beneath San Pablo Bay. CBS News correspondent Mireya Villareal asked about what led to the discovery, what it means for Bay Area earthquake hazards, and how the team plans to use microfossils from the cores to date movement on the newly discovered fault strand.

View the segment, which aired November 18.

View b-roll video of USGS scientists and technicians working to collect samples from San Pablo Bay, California.

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