Seismic sources, fault plane studies and tectonics
Article first published online: 12 APR 2012
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 52, Issue 5, pages IUGG 178–IUGG 187, May 1971
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1971), Seismic sources, fault plane studies and tectonics, Eos Trans. AGU, 52(5), IUGG 178–IUGG 187, doi:10.1029/EO052i005pIU178.(
- Issue published online: 12 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 12 APR 2012
Since 1967 seismic source mechanism studies in the United States have seen the following major developments: 1. Detailed interpretation of fault plane solutions in terms of the new global tectonics.
2. Quantitative estimates of the rate of fault slip represented by earthquakes; interpretation of these estimates in terms of the new global tectonics; and use of such estimates to predict earthquake potential.