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Thermoluminescence dating of Australian palaeo-earthquakes

Quaternary Science Reviews

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Abstract

Thermoluminescence (TL) dating is a useful tool for determining the age of prehistoric earthquakes by dating deposits that are stratigraphically related to fault scarps that formed during the earthquakes. TL dating of aeolian sand in the area of the 1988 Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, earthquakes provides evidence that similar earthquakes have not ruptured the causative faults for at least 50 ka. Pilot TL measurements of deposits associated with the Roopena and Ash Ridge fault scarps near Whyalla on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, suggest an age of 140 ka for the Quaternary deposits associated with the formation of the scarps. ?? 1994.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Thermoluminescence dating of Australian palaeo-earthquakes
Series title:
Quaternary Science Reviews
Volume
13
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Quaternary Science Reviews
First page:
143
Last page:
147
Number of Pages:
5