Global Geology Data Sets

GIS data layers for marine geology and plate tectonics.

Geology Grids

Geology vector data


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