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Preliminary evidence for Holocene movement along the Belair fault zone near Augusta, Georgia

Open-File Report 75-680

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Abstract

The Belair fault zone has the youngest displacement recognized to date in the southeastern United States and is the only fault zone dated as having moved in Holocene time. A trench cut across one of the faults in the zone shows lenses of organic material cut by and dragged into the fault. Radiocarbon dates indicate that this organic material is younger than 2500 years.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Preliminary evidence for Holocene movement along the Belair fault zone near Augusta, Georgia
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
75-680
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1975
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
11 leaves ;27 cm.; (16 p. - PGS)