PubTalk 7/2006 — Uncovering Silicon Valley

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Detailed Description

Weaving a tale of three sedimentary basins

by Victoria E. Langenheim, Geophysicist

 

  • Geophysical probing reveals the geology under Santa Clara Valley
  • What does the new 3-D view tell us about the San Andreas fault system?
  • How does this affect earthquake hazards and ground-water resources?
  • Was the strong 1865 earthquake caused by a thrust fault beneath Cupertino?
  • Significant movement on the Silver Creek Fault may have partitioned the valley's ground-water resources

Details

Image Dimensions: 200 x 136

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Length: 00:56:49

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US

Transcript

Contact wmcesic@usgs.gov for transcript.