Display real-time earthquakes,
seismicity animations, and several real-time
earthquake options including color by age/depth.
Maps of ground motion and shaking
intensity for significant earthquakes. Google Earth KML files are
in the Downloads area for each individual earthquake under the GIS
Quaternary Faults & Folds in the U.S.
Faults and associated folds in
the United States that are believed to be sources of M>6
earthquakes during the Quaternary (the past 1,600,000 years). 20MB ZIP file
Earthquakes in Catalog
View past earthquakes in Google Earth. Search the ComCat earthquake catalog, and choose KML for the output format.
Tectonic Summaries for M7+ Earthquakes 2000-2015
Pop-up displays tectonic summaries for each M7+ earthquake from 2000 to 2015 with basic event information and a link to the event data in the earthquake catalog.
Tectonic Plate Boundaries
The outermost shell of the Earth consists of a mosaic of rigid “plates” that have been moving relative to one another for hundreds of millions of years.
San Francisco Bay Area Geologic Maps
Explore multiple Google Earth layers related to the geology and geologic hazards of the greater Bay Area.
Virtual Tour of the 1868 Hayward Earthquake
Using this self-guided, virtual tour of the 1868 quake in
Google Earth you can learn about the 1868 earthquake, visualize its
effects, and better plan for its expected repeat. You can view historic
damage photographs side-by-side with modern photos taken from the same
vantage point. You can also learn how urbanization has changed the Bay
Area landscape since 1868.
Virtual Tour of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Interactive tour of San Francisco
Bay Area faults and earthquake history featuring ground-shaking
maps, historic photographs, quotes from earthquake survivors, and more.
Northern California LiDAR Hillshades
1-meter resolution bare earth hillshades from the Northern California
GeoEarthScope LiDAR topography dataset. By downloading this file and
opening it in Google Earth, users are able to browse hillshades with
two illumination angles (315 and 45 degrees) for faults in the northern
San Andreas fault system. The extent of the LiDAR data is shown by the
cyan colored outlines. The hillshades will load once the user has
zoomed into an area of interest.
Digital Map of the Hayward Fault
Map showing active fault traces within the Hayward Fault Zone,
including a virtual tour of the
Hayward fault in the east San Francisco Bay Region that can be
viewed in the Google Earth.
San Francisco Bay Region Geology and Faults
Geologic maps |