Opin vísindi

Contemporary tectonics of the Wasatch front region, Utah, from earthquake focal mechanisms

Contemporary tectonics of the Wasatch front region, Utah, from earthquake focal mechanisms


Titill: Contemporary tectonics of the Wasatch front region, Utah, from earthquake focal mechanisms
Höfundur: Bjarnason, Ingi Þorleifur   orcid.org/0000-0001-5716-7053
Pechmann, James C.
Útgáfa: 1989
Tungumál: Enska
Umfang: 731-755
Háskóli/Stofnun: Háskóli Íslands
University of Iceland
Svið: Verkfræði- og náttúruvísindasvið (HÍ)
School of Engineering and Natural Sciences (UI)
Deild: Raunvísindastofnun (HÍ)
Science Institute (UI)
Birtist í: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America;79(3)
ISSN: 0037-1106
Efnisorð: Jarðskjálftar; Jarðskjálftamælingar; Misgengi (jarðfræði); Utah
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/571

Skoða fulla færslu

Tilvitnun:

Ingi Þorleifur Bjarnason, James C. Pechmann. (1989). Contemporary tectonics of the Wasatch front region, Utah, from earthquake focal mechanisms. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 79(3), 731-755.

Útdráttur:

We have completed a comprehensive study of focal mechanisms of digitally recorded earthquakes (M, -_< 4.4) that occurred in the Wasatch front region in Utah during 1980 to 1986. Single-event solutions for 24 events were determined using recently revised crustal models and a computerized grid-search technique. Overall, the mechanisms show predominantly normal faulting on N-S-striking nodal planes of moderate to steep dip (>30°). Tension-axis azimuths average 96 ° _+ 12% Thus, in general, the mechanisms indicate E-W to ESE-WNW crustal extension and vertical crustal shortening. Oblique slip, when observed, is characterized by left-lateral motion on planes striking N to NE or right-lateral motion on planes striking N to NW. Most of the mechanisms with significant amounts of oblique-slip motion occur in the southern part of the study area, where compression- axis orientations range from near vertical to near horizontal. Thus, the mechanisms suggest a possible change in stress regime from north to south along the Wasatch front. Despite geologic evidence for low-angle faults in the study area, shallowly dipping nodal planes are relatively uncommon.

Skrár

Þetta verk birtist í eftirfarandi safni/söfnum:


Fletta

Um vefinn

Reikningurinn minn