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
DOI 10.3133/70039489
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
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