Short-Term Earthquake Hazard Assessment for
... 1986) and the occurrence of recent prehistoric large earthquakes (Sieh, 1986; Sieh and Williams,
1990), however, lead us to conclude that this fault segment will eventually produce great
earthquakes that pose one of the greatest hazards to southern California. An estimated 1.0-1.5
million people now ...
Mapping stress and structurally controlled crustal shear velocity
... the shear waves along the fabric of major active faults) from stress-induced anisotropy
(polarization parallel to the maximum horizontal compressive stress). Stress directions
from seismic stations located near (but not on) the San Andreas fault indicate that the
maximum horizontal compressive stres ...
Long-term creep-rate changes and their causes
... creepmeters that extend along about 30 km of the fault. Two
of them (CWC3 and CWN1) are nearly co-located, separated
by only 30 meters within a winery building. Figure 1 also
shows the locations of a number of earthquakes that occurred
on the San Andreas fault between 1960 and 2003. The
largest of t ...
Attachment 15 - City of Glendale
... extensive history of slope failures causing serious floods and mud slides especially
when a heavy rainy season occurs after a severe brush fire. New constructions or
additions in said areas must be regulated to assure that hillside slides will not be
exacerbated, and if possible, will be improved.
Plate boundary project
... A picture of the boundary type
An example of a mountain, a volcanic eruption, or
• A historical event that took place at this type of
Pioneering geologist Kerry Sieh awarded top honor in seismology
... SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6, 2014 – Throughout his career, geologist Kerry Sieh has
developed new ideas and techniques that place him at the forefront of understanding the
recurrence of earthquakes and fault behavior. Transforming the field of paleoseismology
through his early work on the San Andreas faul ...
A simulation-based approach to forecasting the next great San
... questions to ask are to what extent the hazard is posed by another
such event and how can this hazard be estimated.
The San Andreas fault is the major boundary between the
Pacific and North American plates, which move past each other
at an average rate of 49 mm!yr#1 (3), implying that to accumulate
The San Andreas Fault
... recorded. In contrast, the segment near San Francisco, except for an earthquake of magnitude 5.3
in 1957, has been relatively quiet since 1906.
Perhaps, as some believe, it is gradually bending
or accumulating strain that will be adjusted all
at once in one large "snap."
The San Andreas Fault System Lecture Notes Page
... • The right-lateral motion
along the San Andreas
system is taken up by a
number of different
number of fault strands
in the Big Bend segment
including the San
Jacinto, WhittierElsinore, and NewportInglewood Faults. The
San Andreas itself
defines the eastern end of
the Big Bend segment,
and at presen ...
How Simulators Could Be Used for Creating UCERF
... Summary of Possible Near-Term Applications
1) Earthquake rate models for A and B faults (no a priori
2) Conditional probabilities on A and B faults (Poisson,
clustering and quasi-periodic are seen)
3) Clustering probabilities for moderate and large
earthquakes (Pre-calculate look-up t ...
california geologic hazards
... a. Along a fault system not previously known for seismic
8. Loma Prieta earthquake – 1989 (7.1)
a. Displacement deep beneath earth: result – 6 feet lateral
movement, 4 feet vertical uplift/downdropping
b. No relief of strain along San Andreas Fault
c. Damage: 62 lives lost, $6 billion prope ...
1906 San Francisco Earthquake
... Southern Pacific Railroad Co. was aggressive in
its attempt to rewrite the history of the
Sunset magazine was devoted to extolling the
wonders of California and was a promotion tool
for the railroad.
Propoganda articles stressed the rebuilding of
the city and highlighted the damage from ...
San Andreas (film)
San Andreas is a 2015 American disaster film directed by Brad Peyton. The screenplay was written by Carlton Cuse, with Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore receiving a story credit. The film stars an ensemble cast, including Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson, Archie Panjabi and Paul Giamatti.Principal photography of the film began on April 22, 2014 in Australia and wrapped up on July 27 in San Francisco. The film was released worldwide in 2D and 3D on May 29, 2015, received mixed reviews from critics, and grossed $470 million worldwide.