USGS scientists are exploring the relationship of earthquakes to wastewater disposal and other industrial activities.
The Effects of Basins, Topography, and Fault Zones on Seismic Waves
These studies use basins, ridges, and fault zones in the San Francisco Bay area as a laboratory to explore in greater detail what is happening as seismic waves propagate through them.
East Bay Seismic Experiment
California State University East Bay (CSU-EB) recently imploded Warren Hall which was located near the active trace of the Hayward Fault. This implosion provided an excellent opportunity to use a “free” seismic source that is practically located on the Hayward Fault.
The Salton Seismic Imaging Project
Rupture of the southern section of the San Andreas Fault, from the Coachella Valley to the Mojave Desert, is believed to be the greatest natural hazard that California will face in the near future.
The USGS invites research proposals that will assist in achieving the goals of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NERHP).
Regional Science Activities
Science Centers and Field Offices offer activities for the general public and scientists, including public lectures, workshops, and open houses.
- Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK
- Seattle Field Office, Seattle, WA
- Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park, CA
- Pasadena Field Office, Pasadena, CA
- Geologic Hazards Science Center, Golden, CA
Software programs that are available for download.