Quaternary Fault and Fold Database for the United States

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: Quaternary Fault and Fold Database for the United States
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps, GIS, database
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/qfaults/
Description:
Abstract:
This website contains information on faults and associated folds in the United States that are believed to be sources of M>6 earthquakes during the Quaternary (the past 1,600,000 years). Maps of these geologic structures are linked to detailed descriptions and references. NOTE: This database is the source for faults used in the National Seismic Hazard Maps. These faults were altered and values added in order to use them in the modeling necessary to produce the maps. To see the version of the faults used in the maps, go to the fault parameters section of the Hazard Maps website. [Summary provided by the USGS.]
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
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Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -176.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -48.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 80.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 7.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > COASTAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > EOLIAN LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > FLUVIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > GLACIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > KARST LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > CONTOURS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > SURFACE ROUGHNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > AEOLIAN LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > FLUVIAL LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > GLACIAL LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > KARST LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > TECTONIC LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > AGE DETERMINATIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > BEDROCK LITHOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > IGNEOUS ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METAMORPHIC ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METEORITES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > MINERALS > MINERALOIDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > MINERALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > EARTHQUAKES > EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE/INTENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > EARTHQUAKES > EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > EARTHQUAKES > EARTHQUAKE PREDICTIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > CORE PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > FAULT MOVEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > FOLDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > ISOSTATIC REBOUND
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > NEOTECTONICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > STRAIN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > STRESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > LITHOSPHERIC PLATE MOTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > PLATE BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: SEISMOLOGICAL STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: MAPS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: SEISMIC REFLECTION PROFILERS
Theme_Keyword: SEISMOGRAPHS
Theme_Keyword: SEISMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: Gis
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information Systems
Theme_Keyword: Geologic Maps
Theme_Keyword: Geomorphic Maps
Theme_Keyword: Geomorphology
Theme_Keyword: Geology
Theme_Keyword: Faults
Theme_Keyword: Folds
Theme_Keyword: Tectonics
Theme_Keyword: Earthquakes
Theme_Keyword: Earth's Interior
Theme_Keyword: Geologic Setting
Theme_Keyword: Fault Orientation
Theme_Keyword: Fault Type
Theme_Keyword: Fault Movement
Theme_Keyword: Fault Slip Rate
Theme_Keyword: Paleoseismology
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ASK USGS
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-888-275-8747
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ask@usgs.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/GD/EHP > Earthquake Hazards Program, Geological Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: ASK USGS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-888-275-8747
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ask@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: USGS_QFAULTS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2003AM/finalprogram/abst...
Access_Instructions:
Access the faults database.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/qfaults/usmap.html
Access_Instructions:
Select Quaternary Faults and Folds by State and Region.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gldims.cr.usgs.gov/qfault/
Access_Instructions:
Quaternary Faults and Folds map service.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2003AM/finalprogram/abst...
Access_Instructions:
Glossary of information on faults.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20051103
Metadata_Review_Date: 20080530
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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