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The October 1992 Parkfield, California, earthquake prediction

Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
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Abstract

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake occurred near Parkfield, California, on October 20, 992, at 05:28 UTC (October 19 at 10:28 p.m. local or Pacific Daylight Time).This moderate shock, interpreted as the potential foreshock of a damaging earthquake on the San Andreas fault, triggered long-standing federal, state and local government plans to issue a public warning of an imminent magnitude 6 earthquake near Parkfield. Although the predicted earthquake did not take place, sophisticated suites of instruments deployed as part of the Parkfield Earthquake Prediction Experiment recorded valuable data associated with an unusual series of events. this article describes the geological aspects of these events, which occurred near Parkfield in October 1992. The accompnaying article, an edited version of a press conference b Richard Andrews, the Director of the California Office of Emergency Service (OES), describes governmental response to the prediction.   

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The October 1992 Parkfield, California, earthquake prediction
Series title Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
Volume 23
Issue 4
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 10 p.
First page 160
Last page 169
Country United States
State California
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