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: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/mapping/csmp/gis.html


US Geology Data Sets

International Geology


Plate Tectonics


Geology Data sets:

Geologic maps

USGS on-line pubs: http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/

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): https://www.iodp.org/resources/maps-and-kml-tools

Programs and data for plates motions:


Last revision 8/28/2018