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Studies of the seismic and crustal deformation patterns of an active fault

Jonathan Berger

Studies of the seismic and crustal deformation patterns of an active fault

Piñon Flat Observatory

by Jonathan Berger

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Published by U.S. Geological Survey in [Reston, Va.?] .
Written in English

  • Piñon Flat Observatory,
  • Seismology -- California

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohnanthan [sic] Berger and James N. Brune
    SeriesOpen-file report -- 81-879, Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 81-879
    ContributionsBrune, James N, Geological Survey (U.S.), University of California, San Diego
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13606625M

    Here, we investigate crustal deformation models with five geologically plausible geometries of the Mill Creek and Mission Creek strands. Model results suggest that differences in active fault geometry along the San Andreas fault also impact slip rates along the San Jacinto fault by up to 3 mm/yr. Most studies of the seismic-aseismic transition have focussed on the effect of temperature and/or rock composition and have shown that the maximum depth of seismic activity is well correlated with the spatial variations of these two parameters. R.H., Earthquakes and rock deformation in crustal fault zone, Ann. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci, (Xu et al., )(Fig. 1). The region is tectonically active and shows strong crustal deformation, as well as markedly differential tectonic deformation patterns (Hao et al., ). The SETP comprises a series of active faults, including the left-lat-eral Ganzi–Yushu–Xianshuihe . title = "Strain rate patterns from dense GPS networks", abstract = "The knowledge of the crustal strain rate tensor provides a description of geodynamic processes such as fault strain accumulation, which is an important parameter for seismic hazard assessment, as well as anthropogenic by:

    An orogeny is an event that leads to both structural deformation and compositional differentiation of the Earth's lithosphere (crust and uppermost mantle) at convergent plate orogen or orogenic belt develops when a continental plate crumples and is pushed upwards to form one or more mountain ranges; this involves a series of geological processes collectively called orogenesis.

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Studies of the seismic and crustal deformation patterns of an active fault by Jonathan Berger Download PDF EPUB FB2

Studies of the Seismic and Crustal Deformation Patterns of an Active Fault: Pinon Flat Observatory Frank Wyatt Jonathan Berger & James N. Brune, Principal Investigators A collection of nearly twenty instruments is being operated at Pinon Flat Observatory (PFO) in an effort to monitor the ambient strain, tilt, and gravity near an active fault zone.

Secondary to this function, theAuthor: Jonathan Berger, James N. Brune. Detailed earthquake studies throughout the transition zone between the Basin and Range (BR) and Colorado Plateaus (CP) provinces in central and southwestern Utah provide key observations relevant to (1) the subsurface geometry of seismically active faults, (2) the correlation of diffuse seismicity with geologic structure, and (3) the nature of a transitional stress state between the BR and CP provinces.

Some 40 per cent of this deformation is related to seismic activity in the yr following the event, in particular slip during a M. w = earthquake in However, most of the signal (60 per cent) corresponds to post-seismic deformation resulting from widespread aseismic slip.

which have been identified in several seismic and geodetic studies of active faults. The models produce releasing stepovers between fault zone segments that are locations of ongoing interseismic deformation.

Material within the fault stepovers remains damaged during the entire earthquake cycle (with significantly reduced rigidity and shear-Cited by: For instance, the spatial distribution of crustal shortening that ultimately sustains Himalayan topography and the activity of major fault zones remain unknown at Ma timescales.

In this study, we address the spatial deformation pattern in the data-scarce western by: 1. The objective of this study is two folds: (1) to determine whether the Lembang Fault, 10 km north of Bandung is a potential threat to Bandung city or not; and (2) to simulate the social and.

Active seismic deformation in the Italian peninsula and Sicily. Recent and historical seismicity as well as reliable fault plane solutions are used in order to perform a moment tensor analysis and estimate the active crustal and sub-crustal deformation of the Italian peninsula and Sicily.

The Iranian plateau is an extensive active crustal deformation and seismic activity zone located between the stable Arabian and Eurasian plates.

Its present high elevation, active deformation, and seismicity with complex interactions of active thrusts and strike-slip faults (Figure ) are caused by the driving convergence forces of the plates.

The plateau is characterized by different tectonic units. An earlier study by Fielding et al. produced an InSAR time-series of ground deformation between and at Bam, to study the post-seismic compaction of the shallow fault zone directly over the surface projection of co-seismic rupture on the Arg-e-Bam Fault.

However, as a result of their processing technique, the final time-series Cited by:   The study area forms an active volcanic front in parallel to the non-volcanic island chain in the eastern margin of the Eurasian plate and has been undergoing regional extension on its back-arc side.

We carried out a MCS reflection experiment along two across-arc lines, and one of the profiles was laid out across the Tokara Channel, a linear bathymetric depression which demarcates the northern Cited by: 2.

Studies of the seismic and crustal deformation patterns of an active fault: Piñon Flat Observatory. This indicates that the seasonal crustal motion in our study area is dominated by the hydrological and atmospheric mass loadings.

This study demonstrates that the seasonal variations of hydrological loading have an influence on surface deformation and : Wei Zhan, Yunfeng Tian, Zhiwei Zhang, Chuandong Zhu, Yong Wang.

Seismic Velocity Change Patterns Along the San Jacinto Fault Zone Following the M El Mayor-Cucapah and M Collins Valley Earthquakes G. Hillers1, M. Campillo 2, F. Brenguier, L. Moreau2, D.

Agnew3, and Y. Ben-Zion4 1Institute of Seismology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 2Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France, 3Scripps Cited by: 4.

Based on GPS measurements conducted from towe present the current crustal movement velocity field for approximately sites in the Tianshan Mountains and their adjacent areas, and estimate slip rates on the major faults using a 2-D elastic dislocation model.

Our studies show slip rates within the range of 1–4 mm/a on the NW-SE trending strike-slip faults (such as Talas Cited by: tinue to monitor crustal deformation in the region, and to model the seismicity and deformation.

• Improved seismic hazard and risk assessments.—The delineation of seismic sources, the identification of ar­ eas expected to experience strong ground shaking and Cited by:   Quantifying faults slip rates and styles is an important objective in the study of crustal deformation.

Fault slip rates are used to quantify seismic hazard associated with active faults, and are an important input into the U.S.G.S. seismic hazard : W. Hammond, C. Kreemer, G. Blewitt. The formulation accounts in an internally consistent manner for evolving deformation fields, evolving fault structures, aseismic energy release, and spatiotemporal seismicity patterns.

These developments allow us to simulate long histories of crustal deformation and to study the simultaneous evolution of regional earthquakes and faults for Cited by: 9 Crustal Deformation and Earthquakes. Crustal deformation occurs when applied forces exceed the internal strength of rocks, The larger the displacement between the opposing fault blocks and the further the displacement propagates along the fault surface, the more seismic energy is released and the greater the amount and time of shaking.

studies such as seismic refraction, seismic reflection, and GPS. Magnetotelluric Measurements We carried out magnetotelluric measurements at 68 sites across the northern segment of ISTL (Fig. From the viewpoint of active fault, not all the ISTL is identified as an active fault Cited by:   Summary.

The M w Bhuj earthquake in Gujarat, western India, which occurred on January 26 was a major intraplate event in the Indian subcontinent.

To study the characteristics of transient post-seismic deformation at the earth's surface, to elucidate the distribution of strain accumulation rate and so understand the earthquake recurrence process, five GPS campaigns were Cited by: The 2 basic types of seismic waves include _______ waves, which are created when seismic wave energy reaches Earth's surface & is transformed into new horizontal & vertical waves, & ____ waves, which are usually generated at faults & travel through Earth (primary & secondary).

Two end member models, i.e., continuous crustal deformation and lower crustal flow 8,9, have been developed based on geological and geophysical studies Cited by: 6.

Geodetic studies, including studies of post-seismic deformation following two Mw= earthquakes in Juneindicate that the elastic part of the crust in south Iceland is about 10 km thick, and that lower crust/upper mantle viscosities are low (5–10 10 18 Pa s).

Preliminary deformation model for the Indonesia’s National Seismic Hazard (NSH) map is constructed as the block rotation and strain accumulation function at the elastic half-space.

Deformation due to rigid body motion is estimated by rotating six tectonic blocks in Indonesia. The interseismic.

Recent tectonic stress and crustal deformation in and around the Pannonian Basin: data and models faults and seismic energy release combining historical and modern seismicity data and results of local seismotectonic studies.

The pattern of earthquake slip vectors and the style of faulting are summarised in order to characterise the active Cited by: observation (EO) data is crustal deformation.

The InSAR technique can measure the projection of the deformation vector onto the Line of Sight (LoS) direction, defined as the shortest path from a given point on ground to the SAR antenna phase centre.

InSAR provides some unique capabilities for the study of crustal deformation and active processes. The application of geodetic techniques to study crustal deformations associated with the geodynamic activity of a region is considered as a fundamental tool in seismic risk mitigation and in earthquake prediction research.

In principle, the crustal deformation analysis is a purely geodetic problem as it concerns alteration of the Earth shape, so that deformations of the crust are directly. The USGS is at the cutting edge of measuring ongoing deformation of the Earth’s surface, a field known as geodesy.

In order to measure the rate at which the Earth’s crust deforms between, during and after earthquakes, precise measurements need to be made along active faults zones.

MOUNTAIN BUILDING, EROSION, AND THE SEISMIC CYCLE IN THE NEPAL HIMALAYA JEAN-PHILIPPE AVOUAC Californian Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA 1. INTRODUCTION The Himalaya is the most impressive example on earth of an active collisional orogen.

It combines rapid crustal shortening and thickening. The three major fault types are described by the movement of their fault blocks: normal, strike-slip, and reverse. Earthquakes, or seismic activity, are caused by sudden brittle deformation accompanied by elastic rebound.

The release of energy from an earthquake focus is generated as seismic waves. P and S waves travel through the Earth’s. The slopes of the large normal faults associated with the Basin and Range Province decrease with depth and eventually join to form a nearly horizontal fault called a _____ fault.

These faults represent a major boundary between the rocks below, which exhibit _____deformation, and the rocks above, which exhibit mainly -_____deformation. The Earth’s crustal stress field controls active deformation and reflects the processes driving plate tectonics. Here we present the first quantitative synthesis of relative principal stress.

@article{osti_, title = {An overview of southern California crustal deformation studies and their tectonic interpretation}, author = {Hudnut, K.W.}, abstractNote = {Geodectic studies, particularly the high-accuracy results obtained from Global Positioning System (GPS) data, have helped to define the active tectonics of the western Transverse Ranges.

Earth's surface deforms in part as a result of ruptures along brittle crustal faults that generate earthquakes. Understanding rock deformation in the ductile lower crust and mantle is challenging. Using the densest seismic arrays in the world, Inbal et al.

have found an unexpected localization of seismicity at these depths under the Newport-Inglewood fault in southern by: The study of active fault zones, and collections of information for specific significant earthquakes.

Earthquake Geology and Paleoseismology. Tectonic Geomorphology and Near-Field Geodesy. Earthquake Response. Salton Seismic Imaging. Special Earthquakes, Earthquake Sequences, and Fault Zones.

Hazard and Risk Assessment. crustal deformation and shallow seismic activity Akira HasegawaT, Junichi Nakajima, Norihito Umino, Satoshi Miura Seismic tomography studies in the northeastern Japan arc have revealed the existence of an inclined sheet-like seismic low- expected that once slip occurs on an active fault, producing an earthquake, stress would become con.

The information allowed them to infer the pattern of slip on the fault plane that had ruptured far underground. GPS had proved its worth. Whereas strain gauges, trenching and other approaches provide useful information on crustal motion, only GPS could provide scientists with precise measurements of both large- and small-scale displacements.

This course is a field, lecture and practical based investigation of extensional tectonics and normal fault patterns in the northern Paradox Basin, SE Utah, aimed at both geoscientists and engineers.

Participants examine the superbly exposed, salt-detached, fault and relay ramp structures of the northern Paradox Basin and the Moab Fault system.

in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region (north-eastern Italy) and in western Slovenia, by comparing tectonic and seismological characteristics.

The seismic deformation rates of each belt have been calculated from moment tensor summation for the period The results indicate that the deformation pattern is heterogeneous with.

The Himalaya is the most impressive example on earth of an active collisional orogen. It combines rapid crustal shortening and thickening, intense denudation driven by the monsoon climate, and frequent very large earthquakes along an incomparably long and high mountain arc.

It has therefore been the focus of a variety of investigations that have addressed various aspects of mountain building Cited by:. The San Andreas fault system in northern California includes three sub-parallel right-lateral faults: the San Andreas, Ma'acama, and Bartlett Springs.

This northernmost segment is the youngest portion of the fault system, forming in the wake of the northwestwardly propagating Mendocino triple junction where the Pacific, North America, and Gorda.Martinez, L. J.,Global Positioning System measurements of the crustal deformation and strain of the Wasatch fault zone, Utah.

Kikkert, D. W.,Lg attenuation in northern California. Chang, W. L.,Earthquake hazards on the Wasatch fault from tectonic induced flooding and stress triggering of earthquakes, pp.Deformation occurs most easily along the major fault systems that are the boundaries between terranes.

Many major faults occur in and near Denali National Park and Preserve—and in the entire Alaska Range—because many terranes have boundaries in this region.