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Page 1 McMackin Geogl 03 19 October, 2006 Personal Earthquake Risk Evaluation Since my home is not on any of the maps I will be using San Jose State as my home for this assignment. In this area there are three close faults that can cause shaking. The three faults are the San Andreas- Santa Cruz, San Andreas- Peninsula and the Central Calaveras. Of the three faults the Central Calaveras is the one that would cause the greatest shaking at SJSU. The fault that would cause the weakest shaking of the three would be the San Andreas- Santa Cruz that would create anywhere from light shaking to very strong shaking, since the scale could be off by one degree either way. The median shaking intensity for the area is shown as strong intensity shaking. The next strongest fault would be the San Andreas- Peninsula that could have a shaking intensity between moderate to very strong. The worst case shaking for this area would be from the Central Calaveras fault which can cause anywhere from strong to violent shaking. The location of the faults does not necessarily indicate which fault is going to cause the greatest amount of shaking for a particular region. It appears as though the San Andreas- Santa Cruz is closer to SJSU yet it has a potential to create a lower intensity shaking than that of the San Andreas- Peninsula.
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  • '07
  • Petsche,Joseph
  • San Francisco Bay Area, San Andreas Fault, San¬†Andreas, San Andreas- Peninsula, San Andreas- Santa Cruz

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