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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.

[Summary provided by the USGS.]

Related URL
Link: PROJECT HOME PAGE
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.

ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


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Keywords
EARTHQUAKES, LOMA PRIETA, SAN FRANCISCO BAY REGION, EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: HTML
Fees: None

Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: PDF
Fees: None


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
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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