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Crustal structure in the vicinity of Las Vegas, Nevada, from seismic and gravity observations

Crustal Studies Technical Letter 12

In cooperation with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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Abstract

A seismic-refraction profile indicates that the crust of the Earth increases in thickness by as much as 5 km over a horizontal distance of less than 25 km northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. This feature correlates with a decrease in the Bouguer anomaly and an increase in the average surface altitude.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Crustal structure in the vicinity of Las Vegas, Nevada, from seismic and gravity observations
Series title:
Crustal Studies Technical Letter
Series number:
12
Year Published:
1963
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Science Center
Description:
10 p.; ill.; map
First page:
1
Last page:
10
Country:
United States
State:
Nevada
City:
Las Vegas
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N