New Geologic Maps Highlight Bay Area Earthquake Hazards


Subject:
Geology , California: Science , Maps of California , Earthquakes , Earthquakes , Earthquakes--California , Earthquake Faults , Earthquakes & Geology Maps

Description:
"The U.S. Geological Survey and the California Geological Survey announce [in February 2006] two new digital geologic maps of the densely populated section of the San Francisco Bay area. ... The first is a new map of the young geologic deposits in the low-lying sections of the Bay Area. ... The second of the maps shows the likelihood that these young deposits will liquefy [during an earthquake.]" Maps are available as PDF documents.

Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Language:
English

Source:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/qmap/


PID= res:lii-20743