Dataset description: Faults--Monterey Canyon and Vicinity Map Area, California

This part of DS 781 presents fault data for the geologic and geomorphic map of the Monterey Canyon and Vicinity map area, California. The vector data file is included in "," which is accessible from These data accompany the pamphlet and map sheets of Dartnell, P., Maier, K.L., Erdey, M.D., Dieter, B.E., Golden, N.E., Johnson, S.Y., Hartwell, S.R., Cochrane, G.R., Ritchie, A.C., Finlayson, D.P., Kvitek, R.G., Sliter, R.W., Greene, H.G., Davenport, C.W., Endris, C.A., and Krigsman, L.M. (P. Dartnell and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2016, California State Waters Map Series-Monterey Canyon and Vicinity, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1072, 48 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000, Faults in the Monterey Canyon and Vicinity map area are identified on seismic-reflection data based on abrupt truncation or warping of reflections and (or) juxtaposition of reflection panels with different seismic parameters such as reflection presence, amplitude, frequency, geometry, continuity, and vertical sequence. Faults were primarily mapped by interpretation of seismic reflection profile data from USGS field activities SN109MB and S0611MB. The seismic reflection profiles were collected in 2009 and 2011.
Keywordssea-floor characteristics, structural geology, faulting (geologic), geologic structure, geospatial datasets, maps and atlases, marine geology
Amount0.048 MB


Activities and equipment

Geometrics proton precession magnetometer
800 joules minisparker