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A seismotectonic model for the 300-kilometer-long eastern Tennessee seismic zone

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Abstract

Ten years of monitoring microearthquakes with a regional seismic network has revealed the presence of a well-defined, linear zone of seismic activity in eastern Tennessee. This zone produced the second highest release of seismic strain energy in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains during the last decade, when normalized by crustal area. The data indicate that seismicity produced by regional, intraplate stresses is now concentrating near the boundary between relatively strong and weak basement crustal blocks.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A seismotectonic model for the 300-kilometer-long eastern Tennessee seismic zone
Series title:
Science
Volume
264
Issue:
5159
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
686
Last page:
688
Number of Pages:
3