Resistivity observations during creep events at Melendy Ranch, California
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1977 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research
Solid Earth and Planets
Volume 82, Issue 33, pages 5401–5408, 10 November 1977
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1977), Resistivity observations during creep events at Melendy Ranch, California, J. Geophys. Res., 82(33), 5401–5408, doi:10.1029/JB082i033p05401., and (
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 JUN 1977
- Manuscript Received: 21 JAN 1977
A small-scale resistivity monitor along the San Andreas fault at Melendy Ranch, California, was unable to detect resistivity variations associated with fault creep. No resistivity variations which could be attributed to creep activity were detected, even when sensitivities of 0.005% were employed. The absence of a creep-associated resistivity change is attributed to the electrical behavior of clay during stressing and to the narrowness of the creep zone compared to the measurement geometry.