Skip to main content
Advanced Search

Filters: Tags: Paleoseismology (X)

9 results (38ms)   

View Results as: JSON ATOM CSV
thumbnail
This dataset contains information and locations on faults and associated folds in Alaska that are believed to be sources of M>6 earthquakes during the Quaternary (the past 1,600,000 years). The dataset is intended to part of the USGS archive for historic and ancient earthquake sources used in current and future probabilistic seismic-hazard analyses. This dataset presents a single source that summarizes important information on paleoseismic (ancient earthquakes) parameters including, age of most recent deformation, slip rate, slip sense dip direction, and accuracy of original mapping. These data are compiled from hundreds of journal articles, maps, theses, and other documents, as referenced herein. The geospatial...
This dataset provides supporting evidence for a method of generating geometrically accurate orthophoto mosaics of paleoseismic trenches using physical scale bars printed with coded targets. These data accompany a forthcoming study by Delano et al., 2021, Quick and dirty (and accurate) 3D paleoseismic trench models using coded scale bars. The data constrain three-dimensional models of a 46-m long, narrow trench excavation across the Teton fault (Wyoming, USA). Files include: BB_photos_nwall.zip: Photographs (n= 234) in .jpg format of the north wall of the Buffalo Bowl trench used to construct models. totalstation_control_modelpointcloud.laz: Structure-from-motion model point cloud of the Buffalo Bowl north wall,...
thumbnail
Alaska is the most seismically active region of the United States. However, little information exists on the location, style of deformation, and slip rates of Quaternary faults. This interactive map displays locations and relative activity of Alaska's faults and folds. The map offers zoom and scroll options, and multiple base map layers. Click individual fault and fold traces to view basic fault parameters: name, age, slip rate, slip sense, dip direction, mapping certainty, and mapped scale. This resource is intended to provide simple and quick means of visualizing structure locations and characteristics. Users must recognize mapping certainty and data accuracy limitations when zooming in farther than the stated...
thumbnail
The Quaternary Fault and Fold Database contains the results of thousands of scientific assessments of faults and associated folds in the United States that demonstrate geologic evidence for coseismic surface deformation in the Quaternary (the past 1,600,000 years). The Quaternary Fault and Fold Database includes information on the age of the most recent coseismic surface deformation, relative rates of activity, fault geometry, sense of movement, and citations of pertinent literature. Much of the information in the database is based on paleoseismology, which is the geologic study of prehistoric earthquakes. Paleoseismology combines well-established geologic practices such as trenching with archeological-style analysis...
thumbnail
The Neotectonic Map of Alaska (Plafker and others, 1994) represents the first comprehensive compilation of tectonic faults and folds in Alaska and outlines the relative activity of post-Oligocene structures. Commonly referred to as "the Plafker map", this publication is out of print and was used as baseline information for the creation of the Quaternary fault and fold database for Alaska (Koehler and others, 2012).
thumbnail
Text files: These data are text files of GNSS survey points collected along a trace of the West Napa Fault Zone near Ehlers Lane north of St. Helena, California. Data were collected to aid in paleoseismic investigation of the suspected fault strand and to characterize local geomorphology. Data were collected on March 31, and August 1, 2017 using a Leica Viva GS15 survey-grade GNSS receiver. The data are delivered as positions in the NAD83 UTM zone 10N coordinate system with orthometric heights according to Geoid 12B. LAZ files: These data are point clouds from terrestrial lidar data collected along a trace of the West Napa Fault Zone near Ehlers Lane north of St. Helena, California. Data were collected to aid in...
thumbnail
This data release includes field observations and laboratory data for two trenches excavated across the Lost River fault zone, Idaho, in September 2019. The field sites include the Sheep Creek site (44.282541 degrees N, 113.941193 degrees W) on the southernmost Warm Springs section and the Arentson Gulch site (44.247816 degrees N, 113.918554 degrees W) on the northernmost Thousand Springs section. Field observations include descriptions of stratigraphic units exposed in the trenches; laboratory data include 41 radiocarbon ages and 4 infrared stimulated luminescence ages.
thumbnail
The Coachella paleoseismic site is located on the San Andreas Fault along the northeast edge of the Coachella Valley in southern California, southwest of the intersection of Dillon Road and Avenue 44. In 2006, three benched trenches were excavated across the fault zone as part of an Alquist-Priolo fault investigation study by a private geotechnical firm (see APSI_003361 at https://maps.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/informationwarehouse/apreports/). These trenches exposed a thick section of latest Holocene lacustrine, alluvial, and shoreline deposits. Only the central and eastern trenches exposed faulting so paleoseismic investigations were confined to those two trenches. In the central trench (T1), we photographed and...


    map background search result map search result map Quaternary Fault and Fold Database of the United States Quaternary Faults and Folds (QFF) Quaternary faults and folds in Alaska: A digital database LiDAR and paleoseismology solve 140-yr old earthquake mystery in the Pacific Northwest USA - source tabular data and images for 1872 Chelan earthquake fault scarp study Lidar point cloud, GNSS, and DEM raster data from the Ehlers Lane fault-study site near St. Helena, California, March 31 and August 1, 2017 Data to accompany the study "Quick and dirty (and accurate) 3D paleoseismic trench models using coded scale bars" Field and Laboratory Data for the Sheep Creek and Arentson Gulch Trench Sites, Lost River Fault Zone, Idaho Full-resolution photomosaics of trench walls from the 2006 paleoseismic study of the San Andreas Fault at Coachella, California Data to accompany the study "Quick and dirty (and accurate) 3D paleoseismic trench models using coded scale bars" Full-resolution photomosaics of trench walls from the 2006 paleoseismic study of the San Andreas Fault at Coachella, California Lidar point cloud, GNSS, and DEM raster data from the Ehlers Lane fault-study site near St. Helena, California, March 31 and August 1, 2017 Field and Laboratory Data for the Sheep Creek and Arentson Gulch Trench Sites, Lost River Fault Zone, Idaho LiDAR and paleoseismology solve 140-yr old earthquake mystery in the Pacific Northwest USA - source tabular data and images for 1872 Chelan earthquake fault scarp study Quaternary Fault and Fold Database of the United States Quaternary faults and folds in Alaska: A digital database Quaternary Faults and Folds (QFF)