Dataset description: Faults--Offshore of Aptos Map Area, California

This part of DS 781 presents data for the faults for the geologic and geomorphic map of the Offshore Aptos map area, California. The vector data file is included in "," which is accessible from These data accompany the pamphlet and map sheets of Cochrane, G.R., Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D, Dieter, B.E., Golden, N.E., Hartwell, S.R., Ritchie, A.C., Kvitek, r.G., Maier, K.L., Endris, C.A., Davenport, C.W., Watt, J.T., Sliter, R.W., Finlayson, D.P., and Krigsman, L.M., (G.R. Cochrane and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2016, California State Waters Map Series-Offshore of Aptos, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1025, 43 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000, Faults in the Offshore of Aptos 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 activity S-N1-09-MB. The seismic reflection profiles were primarily collected in 2009.
Keywordsstructural geology, faulting (geologic), geologic maps, geologic structure, marine geology
Data typesSparker
Amount0.049 MB


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