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California Geography and Geology

A collection of California geology and California geography resources on the Web. The California Geology section has been expanded and broken into major sections, becoming a Directory of California Geology.

California Geography



California Geology

Seismology and Seismicity of California (Earthquake Information)

Seismology/Geology Glossary
Hitmill.com - Seismology Resources
Southern California Earthquake Center
Southern California Earthquake Data Center
Berkeley Seismological Laboratory: Seismicity Maps for Northern California
Cal Tech Seismological Laboratory
USGS Seismicity of California
Seismicity Maps for California and Nevada
San Francisco Bay Region Geology and Geological Hazards
Make Your Own Seismogram
Southern California Tectonics
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
National Seismic Hazards Maps
Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program
FEMA Disaster Supplies Kit (Get Ready, Be Ready.)
Monterey Bay Area Current Earthquakes
San Francisco Bay Area Current Earthquakes
Pacific Northwest Earthquake Information
Mt. St. Helens Volcanic Advisory
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information
Los Angeles Area Current Earthquakes
The san Andreas Fault and the San Francisco Bay Area
Earthquake Fault Zones in California
Plate Tectonics Sites


School and University Sites Pertaining to California Geology

Western Mining in the Twentieth Century Collection (berkeley.edu)
Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science at Berkeley (berkeley.edu)
Getting to Know the Golden State (smc.edu)
California Geography Home Page (sjsu.edu)
Global Change Sites (caltech.edu)
CalTech Library Services
SDSU Department of Geological Sciences


USGS Sites about California Geology

USGS Education: California Geography
Geologic Information About California  (usgs.gov)


California Dept. of Conservation and Ceres

California Geological Survey
California Dept. of Conservation Home Page
The Role of the Department of Conservation
California's Geology (ceres.ca.gov)


General Geology Topics and Maps

Learning California Geology
California Geology Magazine Index to Back Issues
California History (Hitmill.com)
Serpentinite, State Rock
Mountain Pictures of California Peaks
Shaded Relief Map of California
Relief Map: Northern California
Relief Map: Southern California
Satellite Image of California
Color Landform Atlas of the United States
More California Maps and Links
Geologic Map of California

Northern California Geology

Bay Area Geology
Geology of North Coastal California
Geology of the Humboldt Bay Area
Northern California Geological Society
A Brief Introduction to the Mines of Upper Napa Valley
The Knoxville/McLaughlin Gold Mine
LaJoya Mine, Oakville, CA
Managing Inactive Mercury Mine Sites in the San Francisco Bay Region
Cascade Range and Columbia Plateau
Geology in the Wine Country
Soils, Geology and Faults of Napa County
Geology of Putah-Cache: Cenozoic Volcanic Rocks
The Science Behind the Napa Valley Appellation
Character Profiles - Unearthing Napa Valley's Dirty Little Secrets  (Jeff Cox)
Calistoga Geysers - Spouting Geology


Southern California Geology

Southern California Geology
Natural Oil and Gas Seeps in California
Geology of Some Southern California Counties
Southern California Aerial Mapping Project
Virtual Field Trip Locations
Geology of the Santa Clarita Valley
La Brea Tar Pits: Dictionary of Paleontology, Dinosaurs, and Geology
Geology of the McKittrick Tar Pits
La Brea Geology
La Brea Tar Pits - Introductory History (1769-1969)



Wiley:Rediscovering the Golden State: California Geography, 2nd Edition
Geology Underfoot in Southern California
The Winemaker's Dance: Exploring Terroir in the Napa Valley

Other California Categories


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