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Coastal and Marine Earthquake Studies


Western Coastal and Marine Earthquake Studies.

 

Central California/San Francisco Bay Earthquake Hazards Project, 1998

Papers:

Bohannon, R.G., and Parsons, T., 1995, Tectonic implications of post-30 Ma Pacific and North American relative plate motions: Geological Society of America Bulletin, 107, p. 937-959.

Brocher, T.M., McCarthy, J., Hart, P.E., Holbrook, W.S., Furlong, K.P., McEvilly, T.V., Hole, J.A., and BASIX Working Group, 1994, Seismic Evidence for a Possible Lower-Crustal Decollement Beneath San Francisco Bay, Science, v. 265, p. 1436-1439.

Karageorgi, E. D., et al. Marine seismic investigations of the geometry and evolution of the San Francisco Bay area faults. Sept. 1993. LBL (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Energy and Environment Division); LBL-33000, p. 37-42.

Kayen, Robert E. and Mitchell, James K., 1996, Accelerogram Energy Approach for Assessing Soil Liquefaction During Earthquakes: Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Amer. Soc. Civil Eng. (USGS review completed, journal review pending).

Kayen, R.E., 1993, Accelerogram-Energy Approach for Prediction of Earthquake-Induced Ground Liquefaction, unpub. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 289 pp.

Kayen, R.E., Seed, R.B., Mitchell, J.K., Lodge, A., Human, C., Scheibel, L., Nishio, S., and Coutinho, R., in press, Soil Liquefaction along the Eastern Shoreline of San Francisco Bay During the Loma Prieta Earthquake, 17 October 1989, in NEHRP Report to Congress, The Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989, Professional Paper II - Earthquake Effects: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1551.

Kayen, R.E., in press, Observations of Soil Liquefaction in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties During the Loma Prieta Earthquake of October 17, 1989, in Holzer, T.L., ed., Loma Prieta Earthquake of October 17, 1989, Chapter B, Liquefaction: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1551.

Kayen, R.E. and Mitchell, J.K., 1996, Accelerogram energy Assessment of Liquefaction Test Sites Near San Francisco Bay Utilizing Seismogram Records from the Loma Prieta Earthquake, 17 October 1989: Sixth International Symposium on Natural and Man-Made Hazards, United Nations/IDNDR, Toronto, Canada (in press).

Liu, H.-P., Warrick, R.E., Westerlund, R.E., and Kayen, R.E., 1994, In-Situ Measurement of Seismic Shear-Wave Absorption in the San Francisco Holocene Bay Mud by the Pulse-Broadening Method, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 84, No. 1, pp. 62-75.

Marlow, M.S., Hart, P.E., Carlson, P.R., Childs, J.R., Mann, D.M., Anima, R.J.,and R.E. Kayen, 1994, High-resolution seismic-reflection profiles and interpretation pitfalls created by acoustic anomalies from Holocene muds beneath south San Francisco Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-639, 16 p.

Marlow, M.S., Hart, P.E., Carlson, P.R., Childs, J.R., Mann, D.M., Anima, R.J., and Kayen R.E., 1996, Misinterpretation of Lateral Acoustic Variations as Fault Offsets as Imaged by High-Resolution Seismic Reflection Profiling of Holocene Muds Beneath South San Francisco Bay, California: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 13, p. 341-348.

McCarthy, J., and Hart, 91 Bay Area Seismic Imaging eXperiment (BASIX), U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report #93-301, 26 pp.

Mitchell, J.K., Lodge, A.L., Coutinho, R.Q., Kayen, R.E., Seed, R.B., 1994, In Situ Test Results from Four Loma Prieta Earthquake Liquefaction Sites: SPT, CPT, DMT and Shear Wave Velocity. Geotechnical Engineering Report No. UCB/GT/94-01, University of California, Berkeley.

Parsons, T., and Zoback, M. L., 1997, Three-dimensional upper crustal velocity structure and crustal/upper mantle reflectivity beneath San Francisco Peninsula, California, from earthquake and controlled source studies: J. Geophys. Res., v. 102, p. 5473-5490.

Williams, Patrick L., et al. Using the shallow marine record to detect the geometry and recurrence behavior of active faults. Prentice, Carol S., convener, et al. 1994. USGS OF 94-0568, p. 197-199.


Abstracts:

Anima, R.J., 1994, Results of nearshore high-resolution seismic reflection profiling along the north-central California coast between Santa Cruz and Pacifica: EOS, Amer. Geophy. Union Trans., v. 75, p. 340.

Bruns, T.R., Carlson, P.R., Mann, D.M., and Cooper, A.K., 1995, High Resolution Seismic Reflection Survey of the San Andreas Fault Zone in the Gulf of the Farallones, Offshore San Francisco, CA: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, EOS abs., v. 76, p. 397.

Childs, J.R., Hart, P.E., McCarthy, J., and Marlow, M.S., 1994, High-resolution seismic-reflection studies of submerged fault zones throughout the San Francisco Bay area: EOS, Amer. Geophy. Union Trans., v. 75, p. 684.

Hart, P.E., McCarthy, J., Childs, J., 1995, Deep Seismic Reflection Profiling in San Francisco Bay: Results From the 1995 BASIX Bay Cable Project: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, EOS abs., v. 76, p. 398.

Kayen, Robert E., Buell, Reid L., Israel, Ken P., Lee, Homa J., and Locat, Jacques, 1995. Geotechnical Stratigraphy of Central San Francisco Bay: Results from the CALTRANS-USGS Cooperative deep drilling investigation of the San Francisco Bay area toll bridges: 38th Annual Meeting of the Association of Engineering Geologists, Sacramento, CA. Program and Abstracts, p. 62.

Kayen, R.E. and Egan, J.A., 1995, Energy Characteristics of Ground Motion Recorded at Sites of Historic Soil Liquefaction along the East-Side of San Francisco Bay, California, During the Loma Prieta Earthquake, 17 October 1989: Proc. of the 1995 Pacific Section Convention, AAPG/SEPM.

Lewis, S. D., 1994, Seismic reflection profiles of folds and thrust faults, offshore San Francisco region: EOS, Amer. Geophys. Union Trans., v. 75, p. 681.

Marlow, M.S., Hart, P.E., Childs, J.R., Mann, D.M., Mann, G.M., Carlson, P.R. and Anima, R.J., 1994, A major unconformity beneath south San Francisco Bay and the development of San Leandro Basin, invited poster: EOS, Amer. Geophy. Union Trans.. v. 75, p. 683.

Marsden, R., Zoback, M.L., and Parsons, T., 1995, M5.3 Normal? Faulting Event Adjacent to the San Andreas Fault on the San Francisco Peninsula: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, EOS abs., v. 76, p. 423.

McCarthy, J., Hart, P.E., Anima, R., Oppenheimer, D., and Parsons, T., 1994, Seismic evidence for faulting in the western Sacramento Delta region, Pittsburg, California: EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 75, no. 44, p. 684.

McCarthy, J., Hart, P.E., and Childs, J.R., 1995, Deep Reflective Character of the San Francisco Bay Block: Results from the 1995 BASIX Bay Cable Experiment: Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstracts with Programs abs., v. 27, p. A-287.

McCarthy, J., Hart, P.E., and Childs, J., 1996, Deep-Crustal Reflectivity of the San Francisco Bay Block Interpreted from the 1995 Basix-II Data: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium of Deep Seismic Profiling of the Continents abs., 9/96.

Olson, J.A., Zoback, M.L., Simpson, R.W. and Marlow M.S., 1994, Deformation of the San Francisco Bay block?: EOS, Amer. Geophy. Union Trans., v. 75, p. 683.

Parsons, T., McCarthy, J., and Hart, P.E., 1994, The nature of lower crustal reflectors beneath San Francisco Bay, California abs.: EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 75, no. 44, p. 643.

Parsons, T. and Zoback, M.L., 1995, Three-Dimensional Velocity Structure and Anomalous Reflectivity Beneath San Francisco Peninsula, California, from Local Earthquake and Controlled Source Studies: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, EOS abs., v. 76, p. 399.

Parsons, T., and Zoback, M.L., 1995, Three-Dimensional Velocity Structure and Anomalous Reflectivity Beneath San Francisco Peninsula, California, from Local Earthquake and Active Source Studies: Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstracts with Programs abs., v. 27, p. A-287.

Parsons, T., and Zoback, M. L., Deep reflective character across the San Andreas fault: San Francisco Peninsula, California, 7th International Symposium on Deep Seismic Reflection Profiling of the Continents abs, in press.


Outreach Products:

Wessells, S., McCarthy, J., and Hart, P., Faults Beneath the Bay, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report (11 min. 30 sec. video of the BASIX-II Bay Cable Experiment).

Progress reports to Caltrans on GIS geotechnical modeling of Bay sediments across the Oakland-SF Bay bridge.

 

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