An Overview of the Neotectonics of Interior Alaska: Far-Field Deformation from the Yakutat Microplate Collision

  1. Jeffrey T. Freymueller,
  2. Peter J. Haeussler,
  3. Robert L. Wesson and
  4. Göran Ekström
  1. Peter J. Haeussler

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/179GM05

Active Tectonics and Seismic Potential of Alaska

Active Tectonics and Seismic Potential of Alaska

How to Cite

Haeussler, P. J. (2008) An Overview of the Neotectonics of Interior Alaska: Far-Field Deformation from the Yakutat Microplate Collision, in Active Tectonics and Seismic Potential of Alaska (eds J. T. Freymueller, P. J. Haeussler, R. L. Wesson and G. Ekström), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/179GM05

Author Information

  1. U.S. Geological Survey, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904443

Online ISBN: 9781118666395

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Keywords:

  • Geology, Structural—Alaska;
  • Earthquake zones—Alaska;
  • Geodynamics—Alaska

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Denali Fault and the 2002 Earthquake

  • Rise of the Alaska Range

  • Topography of Denali and the Alaska Range

  • Flanks of the Alaska Range

  • Exhumation of the Chugach-Kenai Mountains

  • Cook Inlet Region

  • Discussion—How it Works

  • Questions for Future Study