PubTalk 4/2006 — California's Greatest Fault

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Detailed Description

How historical data from 1906 have shed light on the San Andreas Fault

By Carol S. Prentice, Geologist 

 

  • What insights are gained from merging original 1906 observations and field notes with today's earthquake science?
  • Data collected during and after the catastropic 1906 earthquake prove to be essential to-
    • determine the fault's slip rate in the Fort Ross area,
    • map the fault through Peninsula housing developments, and
    • provide a better understanding of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

Details

Image Dimensions: 200 x 136

Date Taken:

Length: 00:56:08

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US

Transcript

Contact wmcesic@usgs.gov for transcript.