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The San Andreas Fault in the San Francisco Bay Area, California: A Geology Fieldtrip Guidebook to Selected Stops on Public Lands
This guidebook contains a series of geology field trips featuring destinations along the San Andreas Fault in the region that experienced surface rupture during the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. The introduction includes material on faults and earthquakes in the Bay area, a comparison of the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes, a discussion of earthquake magnitude and intensity, geologic features of the fault, and other information. The field trip list covers eight areas accessible to the public by roadside stops or hikes. The field trips offer visits to regional faults and nearby geologic and landscape features. The trips provide opportunities to make casual observations about the geologic history and landscape evolution of the region.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for field trip
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Structural geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-117
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Publications Warehouse
http://infotrek.er.usgs.gov/pubs/

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Author: Phil Stoffer
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)