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On simultaneous tilt and creep observations on the San Andreas Fault

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DOI: 10.1038/260691b0

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Abstract

THE installation of an array of tiltmeters along the San Andreas Fault 1 has provided an excellent opportunity to study the amplitude and spatial scale of the tilt fields associated with fault creep. We report here preliminary results from, and some implications of, a search for interrelated surface tilts and creep event observations at four pairs of tiltmeters and creepmeters along an active 20-km stretch of the San Andreas Fault. We have observed clear creep-related tilts above the instrument resolution (10 -8 rad) only on a tiltmeter less than 0.5 km from the fault. The tilt events always preceded surface creep observations by 2-12 min, and were not purely transient in character. ?? 1975 Nature Publishing Group.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
On simultaneous tilt and creep observations on the San Andreas Fault
Series title:
Nature
DOI:
10.1038/260691b0
Volume
260
Issue:
5553
Year Published:
1976
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Nature
First page:
691
Last page:
693