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Earth fissures and localized differential subsidence

Open-File Report 79-951

This report is preliminary and has not been edited or reviewed for conformity with Geological Survey standards and nomenclature.
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Abstract

Long tension cracks caused by declines of ground-water level at four sites in Arizona, California, and Nevada occur at points of maximum, convex-upward curvature in subsidence profiles based on relevelings of closely-spaced bench marks aligned perpendicular to the cracks. We conclude the cracks are caused by horizontal strains associated with the differential subsidence.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Earth fissures and localized differential subsidence
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
79-951
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
11 p.
Number of Pages:
12
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona;California;Idaho;Nevada;Utah