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Image: Deformed Retaining Walls
October 17, 1989

Deformed Retaining Walls

The cement retaining walls along Highway 280 deformed in accordion-like pattern as a result of lateral compression.

Image: Bedroom
October 17, 1989

Bedroom

Bedroom showing effects of the earthquake.

Image: Searching for Victims
October 17, 1989

Searching for Victims

Searching for victims at collapsed department store, Pacific Garden Mall.

Image: Dislodged House
October 17, 1989

Dislodged House

This house was dislodged from its foundation and moved 0.75 m (2.5 ft) from the cement stairway, downtown Watsonville.

Image: Remains of Apartment Complex
October 17, 1989

Remains of Apartment Complex

Smoldering remains of the apartment complex at the corner of Beach and Divisadero Streets, the Marina District.

Image: Demolition of Cypress Structure
October 17, 1989

Demolition of Cypress Structure

Demolition of Cypress structure near 14th Street.

Image: Failure of Unreinforced Brick
October 17, 1989

Failure of Unreinforced Brick

Failure of unreinforced brick masonry caused collapse of the upper floor in downtown Los Gatos.

Image: Destroyed House
October 17, 1989

Destroyed House

House destroyed by failure of downslope support piers.

Image: Storefront Damage
October 17, 1989

Storefront Damage

Storefront damage, Pacific Garden Mall.

Image: Structural Failure of Bridges
October 17, 1989

Structural Failure of Bridges

Structural failure of twin bridges carrying Highway 1 across Struve Slough near Watsonville.

Image: Search-and-Rescue Team
October 17, 1989

Search-and-Rescue Team

A search-and-rescue team in the Marina District wait for a building to be buttressed before entering the structure.

Image: Damaged Building
October 17, 1989

Damaged Building

A downtown building at the corner of Alice and 13th Streets lost part of its unreinforced facade and brick masonry.

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USGS
April 15, 1997

Peat soils in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and their relationship to water quality; the history and consequences of long-term groundwater use in the Mojave Desert; the hydrology, biology and geology of San Francisco Bay; 

USGS
April 15, 1997

Dr. Gordon Eaton, the national director of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va., will be one of the speakers at the Friday, April 18, 1997 dedication of Placer Hall on the California State University at Sacramento campus.

USGS
April 15, 1997

The presence of the U.S. Geological Survey in Placer Hall on the campus of California State University at Sacramento marks the latest chapter in the USGS’s long association with the study of earth sciences in California and cooperation with the state’s Division of Mines and Geology and its higher education system.

USGS
April 15, 1997

Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and its potential effects on air and water quality were the focus of a session Wed. and Thurs, April 16-17, 1997, at the American Chemical Society annual meeting in San Francisco, California. U.S. Geological Survey scientists will report on several studies of the occurrence and distribution of this compound in surface water and ground water during the session.

USGS
April 15, 1997

Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in the nation’s ground waters and surface waters will be the subject of papers and poster presentations by U.S. Geological Survey scientists at the American Chemical Society annual meeting, April 16-17, in San Francisco, Calif.

USGS
April 10, 1997

U.S. Geological Survey scientists are encouraged because they now know that they have the capability to explain the blind thrust faults of the Los Angeles region with seismic reflection methods, according to USGS researcher Dr. Rufus Catchings. 

USGS
March 17, 1997

A cooperative agreement with the University of Southern California (USC) for the operation of the Southern California Earthquake Center has been renewed by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
February 18, 1997

LECTURE: -- "LIVING WITH GEOLOGIC HAZARDS IN SAN MATEO COUNTY" WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF THE NEXT U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY’S FREE PUBLIC LECTURE.

USGS
February 13, 1997

"There is mounting evidence that Mars is a water-rich planet that may have experienced warmer climates, and therefore, life, in the past,"according to Michael Carr, an astrogeologist with the U.S.Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif.

USGS
January 19, 1997

LECTURE: -- "THE COLORADO RIVER IN THE GRAND CANYON" WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF THE NEXT U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY’S FREE PUBLIC LECTURE.

USGS
January 8, 1997

Hydrologists and chemists from the U.S. Geological Survey will be on Mallard Island, near Pittsburg today, Jan. 8, collecting water and sediment samples from Bay-Delta waters to determine the amount of pesticides that are being washed into the Bay by this year’s floods on Bay-Delta rivers.

USGS
January 3, 1997

The floods have crested and are beginning to recede in most places in the Pacific Northwest. Nevertheless dozens of U.S. Geological Survey personnel, who were busy over the holidays measuring the high streamflows and keeping river stage monitors operating, are still busy in the field and in their offices. Field crews have been hampered by mudslides, road closures, and extremely dangerous condition