Silver Creek Fault

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The Silver Creek Fault is a potentially seismically active northwest-southeast trending geological fault structure in Santa Clara County, California. The Silver Creek Fault runs through and adjacent to the 25 miles (40 km) long and 5 miles (8 km) wide Evergreen Basin,[1] and generally lies parallel and between the Guadalupe River and Coyote Creek in the city of San Jose.

No historic activity of the Silver Creek Fault has been recorded.[2] The Silver Creek Fault is parallel to the Hayward Fault, which is located 5 miles (8 km) to the east. New research in 2003 suggests an extension of the Silver Creek Fault may run the entire length of the East Bay.[3]

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  1. ^ Definition of the Silver Creek Fault and Evergreen Basin from Active-Source Seismic Reflection Imaging, San Jose, California
  2. ^ Environmental Site Assessment 251 River Oaks Parkway, San Jose, California, Earth Metrics Report 10087, Aug. 3, 1989
  3. ^ Aerial mapping of the Silver Creek Fault

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