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Geologic evidence for recurrent moderate to large earthquakes near Charleston, South Carolina

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Abstract

Multiple generations of earthquake-induced sand blows in Quaternary sediments and soils near Charleston, South Carolina, are evidence of recurrent moderate to large earthquakes in that area. The large 1886 earthquake, the only historic earthquake known to have produced sand blows at Charleston, probably caused the youngest observed blows. Older (late Quaternary) sand blows in the Charleston area indicate at least two prehistoric earthquakes with shaking severities comparable to the 1886 event.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Geologic evidence for recurrent moderate to large earthquakes near Charleston, South Carolina
Series title:
Science
Volume
227
Issue:
4685
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
408
Last page:
411
Number of Pages:
4