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Seismic potential revealed by surface folding: 1983 Coalinga, California, earthquake

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Abstract

The 2 May 1983 Coalinga, California, earthquake (magnitude 6.5) failed to rupture through surface deposits and, instead, elastically folded the top few kilometers of the crust. The subsurface rate of fault slip and the earthquake repeat time are estimated from seismic, geodetic, and geologic data. Three larger earthquakes (up to magnitude 7.5) during the past 20 years are also shown to have struck on reverse faults concealed beneath active folds.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Seismic potential revealed by surface folding: 1983 Coalinga, California, earthquake
Series title:
Science
Volume
224
Issue:
4648
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
869
Last page:
872
Number of Pages:
4