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Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2398

Map Showing Seacliff Response to Climatic and Seismic Events, Depot Hill, Santa Cruz County, California

By Cheryl J. Hapke, Bruce M. Richmond, and Mimi M. D'Iorio


Aerial photograph of retreating sea cliffs at Depot Hill, Santa Cruz, CA. Aerial photograph of the southern edge of Depot Hill, Santa Cruz, CA. Continued erosion along nearly vertical faults in the soft sedimentary rocks of the Purisima Formation has caused slow, but steady loss of developed home sites.

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