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Magnitude of shear stress on the San Andreas fault: Implications of a stress measurement profile at shallow depth

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Abstract

A profile of measurements of shear stress perpendicular to the San Andreas fault near Palmdale, California, shows a marked increase in stress with distance from the fault. The pattern suggests that shear stress on the fault increases slowly with depth and reaches a value on the order of the average stress released during earthquakes. This result has important implications for both long- and short-term prediction of large earthquakes. Copyright ?? 1979 AAAS.

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Publication type:
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Journal Article
Title:
Magnitude of shear stress on the San Andreas fault: Implications of a stress measurement profile at shallow depth
Series title:
Science
Volume
206
Issue:
4417
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
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Science
First page:
445
Last page:
447