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Bay Area Earthquake Liquefaction Map
This map shows the composite shaking hazard across the Bay Area based on all earthquake scenarios and likelihood information using the Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale.
While many Bay Area residents are familiar with the hazards associated with earthquakes, there are other hazards that can impact the region. This map application is intended to
The latest San Francisco earthquake reports and news, plus how to prepare.
Soil liquefaction describes a phenomenon whereby a saturated or partially saturated soil substantially loses strength and stiffness in response to an applied stress, usually earthquake shaking or other sudden change in stress condition, causing it to behave like a liquid.
Kern County Earthquake, 1952: This earthquake was the largest in the conterminous United States since the San Francisco shock of 1906. It claimed 12 lives and caused property damage estimated at $60 million.
An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves.
Distance to Shore . This report shows the distance to the coast. This can be tailored to meet your needs in 2 ways: 1) The shoreline can be customized to meet your underwriting requirements.
News Dive into the world of science! Read these stories and narratives to learn about news items, hot topics, expeditions underway, and much more.
This map shows areas of seismic risk from high (red) to low (grayish-green) and is from a 2007 report on the seismic design categories in Washington. Clicking on the map will download the publication.
The California Earthquake Hazards Zone Application is an online map that allows anyone with a computer, tablet or smartphone to conveniently check whether a property is in an earthquake hazard zone.