The Habitat of Fault-Generated Pseudotachylyte: Presence vs. Absence of Friction-Melt

  1. Rachel Abercrombie,
  2. Art McGarr,
  3. Giulio Di Toro and
  4. Hiroo Kanamori
  1. Richard H. Sibson and
  2. Virginia G. Toy

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/170GM16

Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting

Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting

How to Cite

Sibson, R. H. and Toy, V. G. (2006) The Habitat of Fault-Generated Pseudotachylyte: Presence vs. Absence of Friction-Melt, in Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting (eds R. Abercrombie, A. McGarr, G. Di Toro and H. Kanamori), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/170GM16

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904351

Online ISBN: 9781118666272

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Keywords:

  • Seismic waves;
  • Energy dissipation;
  • Faults (Geology);
  • Seismology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Frictional Strength of Faults

  • Anticipated Melt Thickness from Adiabatic Melting

  • Characteristics of Fault-Generated Pseudotachylyte

  • Scarcity of Pseudotachylyte

  • Energy Comparisons

  • Factors Inhibiting Melting

  • Discussion