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

October 1, 2004

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.

Publication Year 2004
Title Earthquakes and faults in the San Francisco Bay area (1970-2003)
DOI 10.3133/sim2848
Authors Benjamin M. Sleeter, James P. Calzia, Stephen R. Walter, Florence L. Wong, George J. Saucedo
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Scientific Investigations Map
Series Number 2848
Index ID sim2848
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Coastal and Marine Geology Program