U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 01-124
Online version 1.0
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) established over 940 gravity stations along the Hayward fault and vicinity. The Hayward fault, regarded as one of the most hazardous faults in northern California (Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities, 1999), extends for about 90 km from Fremont in the southeast to San Pablo Bay in the northwest. The Hayward fault is predominantly a right-lateral strike-slip fault that forms the western boundary of the East Bay Hills. These data and associated physical property measurement were collected as part of on-going studies to help determine the earthquake hazard potential of major faults within the San Francisco Bay region. Gravity data were collected between latitude 37°30' and 38°15' N and longitude 121°45' and 122°30' W. Gravity stations were located on the following 7.5 minute quadrangles: Newark, Niles, San Leandro, Hayward, Dublin, Oakland West, Oakland East, Las Trampas Ridge, Diablo, Richmond, Briones Valley, Walnut Creek, and Clayton. All data were ultimately tied to primary gravity base station Menlo Park A, located on the campus of the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif. (latitude 37°27.34' N, longitude 122°10.18' W, observed gravity value 979944.27 mGal).
Download the 29-page text for this report as a PDF file (of01-124_text.pdf; 1.6 MB)
Download the metadata for this report as an ASCII file (of01-124_metadata.met.txt; 16 kB)
Download the data for this report as a compressed file (of01-124_data.zip; 80 kB)
For questions about the content of this report, contact David Ponce
Download a free copy of Adobe Reader
This report is only available on the web.
Privacy statement -- General disclaimer
URL of this page: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/of01-124/
Maintained by: Mike Diggles
Created: April 25, 2001 (cad)
Last modified: April 23, 2009 (cey); July 6, 2009 (mfd)