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Try California Dept of Mines & Geology, Strong Motion Instrumention
Program (SMIP)  they have data for lots of sites in CA
Robert Kazanjy, PE

Yank2002(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:

> For my non-structural project I need data with regard to earthquakes
> which did
> occur:
>
> (1) within a 100 miles width limit on either side of the San Andreas
> fault,
> (2) were magnitudes 4.5 and higher and
> (3) occurred between 1994 and today.
>
> Specifically the following data is required:
>
> 1. Year of the quake
> 2. North Latitude
> 3. West Longitude
> 4. Richter Scale Magnitude
> 5. Location (say, near Watsonville)
>
> Where can I get this information ???
>
> When I approached the US Geological Survey they told me that the data
> can be
> extracted from their mammoth database where already quakes Magnitude
> 0.2 are
> listed but .... they have no time for requests by private individuals.
> They
> have more important things to do, they say (I am not sure why I payed
> income
> taxes for more than 30 years). I know that not too many magnitude 4.5
> or
> higher earthquakes occurred during this time-period so it should be
> quite
> simple to extract it from USGS database except ..... they even will
> not allow
> access to the database nor provide a printout of the database so that
> I can do
> it myself.
>
> If anyone has a suggestion I would very much appreciate it.
>
> YANK2002(--nospam--at)AOL.COM
>