Global Geology Data Sets

GIS data layers for marine geology and plate tectonics.

Additional data

Earthquake catalogs

Earthquake focal mechanisms

Landslides and other Natural Disasters

California state waters:

US Geology Data Sets

International Geology

Plate Tectonics

Geology Data sets:

Geologic maps

USGS on-line pubs:

Plate boundaries:  

  • Coffin, M.F., Gahagan, L.M., and Lawver, L.A., 1998, Present-day Plate Boundary Digital Data Compilation. University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Technical Report No. 174, pp. 5.

IODP drilling locations (KML):

Programs and data for plates motions:

Last revision 8/28/2018