Ramapo Fault
The Ramapo Fault zone, spanning more than 185 miles (300 kilometers) in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, is a system of faults between the northern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont areas to the east. This fault is perhaps the best known fault zone in the Mid-Atlantic region, and some small earthquakes have been known to occur in its vicinity. Recently, public knowledge about the fault has increased, especially after the 1970s, when the fault's proximity to the Indian Point nuclear plant in New York was noticed.
Some seismologists have argued that this fault system has the potential to produce a major earthquake, but earthquakes are scattered throughout this region, with no particular concentration of activity along the Ramapo fault (see Earthquake activity in the New York City area). Thus, others have argued that the Ramapo Fault has not been demonstrated to be any more active than any other fault zones in the greater New York City area.

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Ramapo Fault - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ramapo Fault zone, spanning more than 185 miles (300 kilometers) in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, is a system of faults between the northern ...
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Ramapo Fault - News Archive - The Earth Institute - Columbia ...
Apr 30, 2004 ... Earthquakes and the Ramapo Fault System in Southeastern New York State. Earthquake history map. Epicenters of earthquakes occurring ...
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The Ramapo Fault System Is One of the Oldest Fault Lines in the ...
Jun 15, 2010 ... A major earthquake isn't likely here, but if it comes, watch out.
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NJDEP - New Jersey Geological and Water Survey - Earthquake ...
Although there are many faults in New Jersey, the Ramapo Fault, which separates the Piedmont and Highlands Physiographic Provinces, is the best known.
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Seismicity in the vicinity of the Ramapo fault, New Jersey-New York
Abstract. Since 1962 the Lamont seismograph network in southeastern New York and northern New Jersey has recorded four small earthquakes with epicenters ...
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A Look at the Tri-State's Active Fault Line - WNYC
Mar 14, 2011 ... The Ramapo Fault is the longest fault in the Northeast that occasionally makes local headlines when minor tremors cause rock ...
www.wnyc.org/story/118211-blog-look-tri-states-active-fault-line/
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When was the last earthquake along the ramapo fault line? - Askville
The Ramapo Fault System is part of the largest seismically active province in the Southeastern New York State: MORRISTOWN, N.J. (CBS) -- For ...
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Ramapo Fault « Ecofeminism - Dickinson Blogs - Dickinson College
Sep 28, 2010 ... Published September 28, 2010: We, Breanna Marr, Anna-Lisa Noack, Emily Olman, and Maggie Rees, set out to familiarize ourselves with our ...
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Where Are the Fault Lines in New Jersey? - You Don't Know Jersey
Aug 24, 2011 ... According to the NJGS, many minor earthquakes have been recorded in the Ramapo Fault Zone, a 10 to 20 mile wide area lying adjacent to, ...
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United States Fault Lines Map –…
[BestSyndication News] Earthquakes are always a concern out in Alaska and in California, as it is full of fault lines that are continually shifting. There are some ...
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Ramapo Fault - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Earthquakes and the Ramapo Fault System in Southeastern New York State. Earth Institute News Archive, Columbia University, 2004. Accessed October 24 ...
Ramapo Fault - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
Apr 30, 2004 ... Earthquakes and the Ramapo Fault System in Southeastern New York State. Earthquake history map. Epicenters of earthquakes occurring ...
The Ramapo fault - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
Mar 2, 2001 ... The Ramapo Fault runs 70 miles northeast from Morris County, through Ramsey and Suffern and the Hudson Highlands, to Bear Mountain, N.Y. ...
Ramapo Lookout: Ramapo Fault Possible Threat to Indian Point ...
Apr 15, 2011 ... Researchers from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth ... The fault, appropriately dubbed “The Ramapo Fault” proves a serious ...
Quake shakes debate on Indian Point safety | The Journal News ...
Mar 20, 2011 ... The debate over Indian Point's vulnerability to a Japan-like earthquake rests — literally — on the Ramapo Fault.
Faults and Earthquakes in the Greater NY City Area | Musings in the ...
ScienceDaily also reported that the “Ramapo Seismic Zone” is a “previously ... and revised earthquake data resulting from the Columbia University study, my ...
The Ramapo Fault System Is One of the Oldest Fault Lines in the ...
Jun 15, 2010 ... This chart shows the location of the Ramapo Fault System, the ... Kim, a senior research scientist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty ...
Hydrogeologic Characteristics of the Ramapo Fault, Northern New ...
Hydrogeologic Characteristics of the Ramapo Fault, Northern New Jersey. Donald R. Ganser†. Article first published online: 21 MAR 2006.
Lamont-Doherty scientist says the region is overdue for a big quake
Feb 16, 2011 ... The New York City area sits on top of the Ramapo Fault Zone, which spans more than 185 miles in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Seismicity in the vicinity of the Ramapo fault, New Jersey-New York
Seismicity in the vicinity of the Ramapo Fault, New Jersey-New York ... The northeast trending fault separates the Triassic basin to the southeast from the ...
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Basement Tectonics 12: Central North America and Other ...
Basement Tectonics 12: Central North America and Other ...
John P. Hogan, M. Charles Gilbert, 1998
Late Proterozoic rifting along the Ramapo Fault system, although not previously identified, is consistent with the continental extension elsewhere along the east coast of North America. Ratcliffe (1971; 1980) suggests that the Ramapo Fault ...
Ramapo Fault
Ramapo Fault
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
The Ramapo Fault zone, spanning more than 185 miles (300 kilometers) in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, is a system of faults between the northern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont areas to the east.
Roadside Geology of New Jersey
Roadside Geology of New Jersey
2013
Now retired from long service with the New Jersey Geological Survey and the New Jersey Site Remediation Program, Harper offers road guides for trips that will take general readers, avid amateurs, students, and professionals to sites illustrating the geology of the places. After a quick trip through the past 2.5 billion years, he takes the geologica...
Discover the Hidden New Jersey
Discover the Hidden New Jersey
Russell Roberts, 1995
1 billion-year-old major fault line in the northern part of the state was once quite active, but has been relatively quiet for many millions of years. (Part of 1-287 lies almost directly on the Ramapo Fault.) The fault extends southwesterly from New ...
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Thiells fault . . . . 1496 Triassic Not penetrated >45° Located on line 3. silt st iitu- and fanglomerate. 3 Sky Meadow . . Ramapo Fault . . 269 463 Jurassic diabase. Middle Proterozoic 55° Complete recovery of fault contacts. 4 Riverdale Ramapo  ...
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
Simon Winchester, 2006
Geologically speaking, 1906 was a violent year: powerful, destructive earthquakes shook the ground from Taiwan to South America, while in Italy, Mount Vesuvius erupted. And in San Francisco, a large earthquake occurred just after five in the morning on April 18--and that was just the beginning. The quake caused a conflagration that raged for the ne...
Across the Great Border Fault: The Naturalist Myth in America
Across the Great Border Fault: The Naturalist Myth in America
Kevin T. Dann, 2000
The Ramapos, largely composed of Precambrian gneiss, are the front range of the Appalachian Mountains, rising up from the Ramapo Fault, the local name for a continent-long tectonic break once known as Logan's Line for the Canadian ...
New Jersey ASK4 Science Test (Barron's New Jersey Ask4 Science Test)
New Jersey ASK4 Science Test (Barron's New Jersey Ask4 Science Test)
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This brand-new manual and workbook prepares fourth-grade students in New Jersey to succeed on the statewide ASK4 Science Test. Review chapters, which include questions and answers, cover the fourth-grade curriculum for the following topics: Life Science, chemistry, physics, earth science, astronomy, and environmental science. Each chapter opens wit...
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A Look at the Tri-State's Active Fault Line - WNYC
The Ramapo Fault is the longest fault in the Northeast that occasionally makes local headlines when minor tremors cause rock ...
www.wnyc.org/story/118211-blog-look-tri-states-active-fault-line/
The 10 Most Deadly Places To Live In America | A Sheep No More
You may not realize you’re close to danger, crime, natural disaster, or some combination of forces out of your control. If you live in any of these cities you may need to take some preventative measure and get ready for what’s coming.
asheepnomore.net/2013/11/18/the-10-most-deadly-places-to-live-in-america/
Ramapo Lookout: Ramapo Fault Possible Threat to Indian Point Energy Center; a New Concern
By John ClanceyNuclear energy has long held a place at the boundaries of man’s imagination. The raw destruction and overwhelming energy produced by nuclear fission does not come without its risks.
ramapolookout.blogspot.com/2011/04/earth-quakes-threaten-indian-point.html
Fault Lines in the USA: This Map Shows the Major Earthquake Hazard Areas Within the United States | Strange Sounds
Fault Lines in the USA: This Map Shows the Major Earthquake Hazard Areas Within the United States
strangesounds.org/2013/07/fault-lines-in-the-usa-this-map-shows-the-major-earthquake-hazard-areas-within-the-united-states.html
Where Are the Fault Lines in New Jersey?
Yesterday’s earthquake wasn’t focused in New Jersey but instead came up through the Mid-Atlantic from Virginia. It got us thinking, though, about what Jersey has to offer as far as fault lines go. The New Jersey Geological Survey website indicates that there are many fault lines in New Jersey but says that the major one […]
www.youdontknowjersey.com/2011/08/wher-are-the-fault-lines-in-new-jersey/
United States Fault Lines Map – Earthquakes could also happen in East Coast and in the Midwest Cites | Best Syndication
Seismic properties of North America - USGS.gov [BestSyndication News] Earthquakes are always a concern out in Alaska and in California, as it is full of fault lines that are continually shifting. There are some fault lines that are overdue to shift,
www.bestsyndication.com/?q=20100122_united_states_fault_line_maps_earthquakes_seizmic_activity_east_coast_midwest.htm
NEI Nuclear Notes: On Frontline, Indian Point and the Ramopo Fault
NEI Nuclear Notes: News and commentary on the commercial nuclear energy industry
neinuclearnotes.blogspot.com/2012/01/on-frontline-indian-point-and-ramopo.html
sphere: Earthquake Risk, Faults, Indian Point
Some people who seem to know what they're talking about think that the risk of an earthquake damaging the Indian Point nuke plants isn't worth worrying about. On the other hand, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the odds of an earthquake compromising the safety of Indian Point are 1,000 to 1 -- a long shot, certainly, but far from impossible.
thissphere.blogspot.com/2011/03/earthquake-risk-faults-indian-point.html
Earthquake Activity in the New York City Area | Musings in the Quake Zone
Click here to read a Wikipedia article that Alan Kafka wrote on Earthquake Activity in the New York City Area. (Since it's a wiki, others are of course revising and editing it.) He also made extensive revisions to the Wikipedia article on the Ramapo Fault, a fault zone that has been argued to be the…
akafka.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/541/
New Fault Discovered at Indian Point | The Nyack Villager
www.nyackvillager.com/2011/03/31/new-fault-discovered-at-indian-point/
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