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Change in failure stress on the southern San Andreas fault system caused by the 1992 magnitude = 7.4 Landers earthquake

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Abstract

The 28 June Landers earthquake brought the San Andreas fault significantly closer to failure near San Bernardino, a site that has not sustained a large shock since 1812. Stress also increased on the San Jacinto fault near San Bernardino and on the San Andreas fault southeast of Palm Springs. Unless creep or moderate earthquakes relieve these stress changes, the next great earthquake on the southern San Andreas fault is likely to be advanced by one to two decades. In contrast, stress on the San Andreas north of Los Angeles dropped, potentially delaying the next great earthquake there by 2 to 10 years.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Change in failure stress on the southern San Andreas fault system caused by the 1992 magnitude = 7.4 Landers earthquake
Series title:
Science
Volume
258
Issue:
5086
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
1328
Last page:
1332