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Understanding Earthquake Hazards in the San Francisco Bay Region
Entry ID: USGS_Fact_Sheet_152-99


Summary
Abstract: On the basis of research conducted since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, U.S.
Geological Survey (USGS) and other scientists conclude that there is a 70%
probability of at least one magnitude 6.7 or greater quake, capable of causing
widespread damage, striking the San Francisco Bay region before 2030. Major
quakes may occur in any part of this rapidly growing region. This emphasizes
the urgency for all communities in the Bay region to continue preparing for
earthquakes.

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Description: This is the url to the USGS Fact Sheet 152-99, Understanding Earthquake
Hazards in the San Francisco Bay Region. It includes a summary of major
results from a probability study performed since the 1989 Loma Prieta
earthquake, a comparison of the present study to previous studies, a "call to
action" for earthquake preparation, and an outline of how the earthquake
probabilities are calculated.
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Caption:  San Francisco Bay Region Earthquake Probability
Service Citation
Originators: Andrew J. Michael, Stephanie L. Ross, David P. Schwartz, James W. Hendley II, and Peter H. Stauffer
Title: Understanding Earthquake Hazards in the San Francisco Bay Region
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Edition: USGS Fact Sheet 152-99, Online Version 1.0
URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/1999/fs152-99/
Service Keywords
EDUCATION/OUTREACH >CURRICULUM SUPPORT >BACKGROUND INFORMATION Parameter Definition
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORIES >GEOLOGICAL ADVISORIES >EARTHQUAKES Parameter Definition
HAZARDS MANAGEMENT >HAZARDS PLANNING Parameter Definition

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DOI/USGS/GD/PUBS/WR/GEOPUBS > Publications-Western Region,Geological Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/

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Name: CAROLYN A. DONLIN
Phone: 650-329-5015
Fax: 650-329-5119
Email: cdonlin at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Geology Division
345 Middlefield Road
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: HTML
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Distribution Format: PDF
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Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
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Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2003-03-26
SERF Last Revision Date: 2007-11-16
Future SERF Review Date: 2004-03-26


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