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San Francisco Earthquake Fault Map
The northern segment of the fault runs from Hollister, through the Santa Cruz Mountains, epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, then up the San Francisco Peninsula, where it was first identified by Professor Lawson in 1895, then offshore at Daly City near Mussel Rock.
The worst scenario for the next earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area is not from the San Andreas Fault, experts say, but from the Hayward Fault.
Clustered around the 1,070-foot tower are a collection of high rises built on the soft soil and sand on the edge of the bay. They represent a bold symbol of a new San Francisco, but also a potential danger for a city that sits precariously on unstable, earthquake-prone ground.
San Francisco earthquake of 1906, major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 that occurred on April 18, 1906, at 5:12 am off the northern California coast. The San Andreas Fault slipped along a segment about 270 miles (430 km) long, extending from San Juan Bautista in San Benito county to Humboldt county and from there perhaps out under the sea ...
The latest San Francisco earthquake reports and news, plus how to prepare.
San Andreas Fault - article by David Lynch - map, pictures and aerial view.
Peter Yanev, a San Francisco-based structural engineer and the founder of EQE, a pioneer consulting firm in the field of seismic risk, has spent a lifetime visiting post-earthquake disaster zones.
San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge from Marin Headlands
Map of the modern San Andreas Fault in relation to the greater plate-tectonic setting of western North America.
Earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Region result from the accumulation of energy as the Pacific Plate slides past the North American Plate. The fact that a devastating earthquake occurred in 1906 — the San Francisco earthquake — is common knowledge.