Tesla Fault

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Coordinates: 37°34′44″N 121°33′50″W / 37.579°N 121.564°W / 37.579; -121.564[1]

The Tesla Fault can be found in the northeastern Diablo Range, California. This fault is only semi-active.


This fault has been demonstrated to have a dextral offset of 8.5 kilometers (5.3 mi) and is closely associated with the Greenville Fault.[2]

Mocho Subbasin[edit]

The Tesla Fault forms the eastern boundary of the large aquifer known as the Mocho Subbasin. Some groundwater flow of the Mocho Subbasin occurs across the Tesla fault boundary, but flows are discontinuous below a depth of 50 feet (15 m) across the Tesla Fault.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Meltzer, Anne S.; Levander, Alan R.; Mooney, Walter D. (1987). "Upper Crustal Structure, Livermore Valley and Vicinity, California Coast Ranges" (PDF). Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. 77 (5): 1656. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  2. ^ Cotton, W.R., 1972, Preliminary geologic map of the Franciscan rocks in the central part of the Diablo Range, Santa Clara and Alameda Counties, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-343 (Basic Data Contribution 39), 2 sheets, scale 1:62,500
  3. ^ Environmental Site Screening Analysis, 2127 Railroad Avenue, Livermore, California, Earth Metrics rpt no. 7785, San Mateo, Ca., Feb., 1989

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