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Relative inactivity during the last 140,000 years of a portion of the La Paz fault, southern Baja California Sur, Mexico

Environmental Geology and Water Sciences

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DOI: 10.1007/BF01705099

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Abstract

Uranium-series dating of corals overlying the undeformed Punta Coyote gravels indicates that the underlying La Paz fault zone has been relatively inactive in this part of the Baja California peninsula during the last 140,000 years, and possibly for a significantly longer period. However, Holocene seismic activities along extensions of the fault zone north of Cabo San Lucas suggest potential seismic hazards for the city of La Paz (population 200,000), which lies about 6 km from the fault. ?? 1990 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Relative inactivity during the last 140,000 years of a portion of the La Paz fault, southern Baja California Sur, Mexico
Series title:
Environmental Geology and Water Sciences
DOI:
10.1007/BF01705099
Volume
15
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Environmental Geology and Water Sciences
First page:
119
Last page:
122
Number of Pages:
4