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This digital map database, which is compiled from previouslyunpublished and open-filed U.S. Geol. Survey reports (Wesling andHelley, 1989), represents the general distribution and identity ofQuaternary deposits in eight 7.5 minute quadrangles in the southernSan Francisco Bay region, California.
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These maps show, for emergency service managers in the San FranciscoBay region, the threshold rainfall that may be capable oftriggering a level of debris-flow activity likely to threatenpublic safety. The maps are products of a continuing series ofstudies that began after a catastrophic storm on January 3-5, 1982triggered 18,000 debris flows in the San Francisco Bay region,causing 25 deaths and $66 million in property damage. Thethreshold rainfall values were estimated by re-evaluating aprevious empirical analysis of data from the 1982 storm, and otherhistorical rainfall records, that normalized the rainfall intensitydata by dividing by the mean annual precipitation (MAP) of thecorresponding rain gage. The present...
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This digital map database, compiled from previously published andunpublished data, and new mapping by the authors, represents thegeneral distribution of bedrock and surficial deposits in the mappedarea. Together with the accompanying text file (pamf.ps, pamf.pdf,pamf.txt), it provides current information on the geologic structureand stratigraphy of the area covered. The database delineates mapunits that are identified by general age and lithology following thestratigraphic nomenclature of the U.S. Geological Survey. The scaleof the source maps limits the spatial resolution (scale) of thedatabase to 1:62,500 or smaller.
Tags: 06081 = San Mateo, 06085 = Santa Clara, 06087 = Santa Cruz, 1100 - Geology, 1101 - General, All tags...
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This digital map database, compiled from previously publishedand unpublished data, and new mapping by the authors,represents the general distribution of bedrock and surficialdeposits in the mapped area. Together with the accompanyingtext file (scvmf.ps, scvmf.pdf, scvmf.txt), it provides currentinformation on the geologic structure and stratigraphy of thearea covered. The database delineates map units that areidentified by general age and lithology following thestratigraphic nomenclature of the U.S. Geological Survey. Thescale of the source maps limits the spatial resolution (scale)of the database to 1:24,000 or smaller.
Tags: 06085 = Santa Clara, 06087 = Santa Cruz, Aldercroft fault, Ben Lomond fault block, Berrocal fault, All tags...
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This map identifies the principal areas in the San Francisco Bayregion that are likely to produce debris flows, which are alsocalled "mudslides." Debris flows that occur in the bay region arefast-moving downslope flows of mud that may include rocks,vegetation, and other debris. These flows begin during intenserainfall as shallow landslides on steep slopes. The rapid movementand sudden arrival of debris flows pose a hazard to life andproperty during and immediately following the triggering rainfall.Debris flows in a given storm originate from a number of sourcesscattered throughout steep parts of the landscape, as shown infigure 1 (on map sheet; files sfbr- df.ps, al-df.ps, etc.). Duringsubsequent storms, new debris...
The ssfb_m1 digital map database, which is compiled from 1970'svintage sources, represents the general distribution and identityof geologic materials in the southern San Francisco Bay region,California, west of the Calaveras fault. It is not a geologic map,because it does not address the geologic structure or thestratigraphic organization of the map units in a systematic way.Instead, it is directed at the distribution and character of thegeologic materials following the pattern of its progenitors,Wentworth and others (1985) and Ellen and Wentworth (in press).Consultation of these reports and the other compilation sources willaid in using the database.
A table keyed to 171 topographic quadrangles on a new1:275,000-scale shaded-relief map speeds access to information onlandslide locations in the ten-county San Francisco Bay region.Detailed maps showing individual landslides in nearly any area ofinterest can be found quickly by knowing only the name of theappropriate 7.5' quadrangle. The some-80 technical reports thatcontain these maps may be consulted in the U.S. Geological Survey'sMenlo Park library collection.
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Alameda County is located at the northern end of the Diablo Range ofCentral California. It is bounded on the north by the south flankof Mount Diablo, one of the highest peaks in the Bay Area, reachingan elevation of 1173 meters (3,849 ft). San Francisco Bay forms thewestern boundary, the San Joaquin Valley borders it on the east andan arbitrary line from the Bay into the Diablo Range forms thesouthern boundary. Alameda is one of the nine Bay Area countiestributary to San Francisco Bay. Most of the country is mountainouswith steep rugged topography. Alameda County is covered bytwenty-eight 7.5' topographic Quadrangles which are shown on theindex map (alq_quad or Sheet 2).The Quaternary deposits in Alameda County...
The distribution of landslides evident in the landscape -- most ofwhich are slumps, translational slides, and earth flows -- is ofinterest both for evaluation of hazard and risk and for use infurther study of landslides. Future movement of such landslides ismost likely to occur within and around the places where they havepreviously occurred. A map showing the generalized distribution ofthese landslides was published by Nilsen and Wright for the 9-countySan Francisco Bay region in 1979. Original sources available at thetime of that compilation were incomplete for the region. Landslidemapping that has since become available provides a basis forrevision and extension of that work, and modern procedures allowthis to...
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Alameda County is located at the northern end of the Diablo Range of Central California. It is bounded on the north by the south flank of Mount Diablo, one of the highest peaks in the Bay Area, reaching an elevation of 1173 meters (3,849 ft). San Francisco Bay forms the western boundary, the San Joaquin Valley borders it on the east and an arbitrary line from the Bay into the Diablo Range forms the southern boundary. Alameda is one of the nine Bay Area counties tributary to San Francisco Bay. Most of the country is mountainous with steep rugged topography. Alameda County is covered by twenty-eight 7.5' topographic Quadrangles which are shown on the index map (alq_quad or Sheet 2). The Quaternary deposits in Alameda...
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Some of the benefits that can be derived from these geologic maps are:>1. Materials properties>2. Earthquake shaking>3. Liquefaction potential>4. Ground water pollution>5. Relating landslides>6. Location of mineral hazards>7. Seismic velocity>8. Earthquake faults>9. Education and scientific inquiry
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The area of study for this report is the southern portion of SantaClara County that lies within the Monterey 30 by 60 minutequadrangle, consisting of parts of the Watsonville East, Chittenden,San Felipe, Three Sisters, and Mariposa Peak 7.5 minutequadrangles. The study involved combining compilation of previouspublished and unpublished work in the area with new mappingcompleted in the first half of 1997. The study area makes up atransect of the central California Coast Ranges, starting just eastof the San Andreas fault and continuing east across the Santa CruzMountains, the Santa Clara Valley, and into the heart of the DiabloRange. The area includes five fault-bounded structural blocks, eachcontaining a distinct...
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The San Jose 30 x 60-minute quadrangle straddles the CaliforniaCoast Ranges southeast of San Francisco, and extends from west ofthe San Andreas fault near Santa Cruz on the southwest (long. -122�,lat. 37�) to the San Joaquin River in the Central Valley on thenortheast (long. -121�, lat. 37.5�). The map is a new geologiccompilation that is based on extensive previous work by many authorsand a great deal of new mapping, largely at 1:24,000, much of whichis previously unpublished.This report presents the preliminary geologic map of the San Jose 30x 60-minute quadrangle at a scale of 1:100,000, and consists of aspatial database of nine layers, two colored map sheets (geologicmap and correlation diagram), and a descriptive...
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The area of study for this report is the southern portion of Santa Clara County that lies within the Monterey 30 by 60 minute quadrangle, consisting of parts of the Watsonville East, Chittenden, San Felipe, Three Sisters, and Mariposa Peak 7.5 minute quadrangles. The study involved combining compilation of previous published and unpublished work in the area with new mapping completed in the first half of 1997. The study area makes up a transect of the central California Coast Ranges, starting just east of the San Andreas fault and continuing east across the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Santa Clara Valley, and into the heart of the Diablo Range. The area includes five fault-bounded structural blocks, each containing...
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This report presents a preliminary map and database ofQuaternary deposits and liquefaction susceptibility for thenine-county San Francisco Bay region, together with a digitalcompendium of ground effects associated with past earthquakesin the region. The report consists of (1) a spatial database offivedata layers (Quaternary deposits, quadrangle index, andthree ground effects layers) and two text layers (a labels andleaders layer for Quaternary deposits and for groundeffects), (2) two small-scale colored maps (Quaternary depositsand liquefaction susceptibility), (3) a text describing theQuaternary map, liquefaction interpretation, and the groundeffects compendium, and (4) the databse description pamphlet.The nine...
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This digital map database, compiled from previously open- filed U.S.Geological Survey reports (Graymer and others, 1994, Graymer,Jones, and Brabb, 1994) and unpublished data, represents thegeneral distribution of rocks and faults in the Hayward fault zone.As described in this report, the Hayward fault zone is a zone ofhighly deformed rocks which trends north 30 degrees west from anarea southeast of San Jose to the San Pablo Bay, and ranges inwidth from 2 to 10 kilometers. Although historic earthquakeactivity has been concentrated in the western part of the zone, thezone as a whole reflects oblique right-lateral and compressivedeformation along a significant upper crustal break over the past10 million years or more....


    map background search result map search result map Quaternary geology of Alameda County, and parts of Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin Counties, California: A digital database Geology of the southernmost part of Santa Clara County, California: A digital database Geologic map and map database of the Palo Alto 30' X 60' quadrangle, California Geologic maps and structure sections of the southwestern SantaClara Valley and southern Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Clara andSanta Cruz Counties, California Preliminary maps of Quaternary deposits and liquefactionsusceptibility, nine-county San Francisco Bay region,California: a digital database A digital version of the 1970 US Geological Survey topographic map of the San Francisco Bay region, three sheets, 1:125,000 Geology of the southernmost part of Santa Clara County, California: A digital database Quaternary geology of Alameda County, and parts of Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin Counties, California: A digital database Geology of the Palo Alto 30 X 60 minute quadrangle, California: A digital database Preliminary Geologic Description of the San Jose 30 X 60 Minute Quadrangle, California: A Digital Database Geology of the southernmost part of Santa Clara County, California: A digital database Geology of the southernmost part of Santa Clara County, California: A digital database Geologic maps and structure sections of the southwestern SantaClara Valley and southern Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Clara andSanta Cruz Counties, California Geology of the Palo Alto 30 X 60 minute quadrangle, California: A digital database Preliminary Geologic Description of the San Jose 30 X 60 Minute Quadrangle, California: A Digital Database Geologic map and map database of the Palo Alto 30' X 60' quadrangle, California Quaternary geology of Alameda County, and parts of Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin Counties, California: A digital database Quaternary geology of Alameda County, and parts of Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin Counties, California: A digital database A digital version of the 1970 US Geological Survey topographic map of the San Francisco Bay region, three sheets, 1:125,000 Preliminary maps of Quaternary deposits and liquefactionsusceptibility, nine-county San Francisco Bay region,California: a digital database