Remote sensing for lineaments in the Mississippi Embayment

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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A recurrence of an 1811-12 type earthquake in the Mississippi Valley would pose severe problems to construction in the valley. As William Stauder has stated in the preceding article, a particular difficulty in understanding the seismicity of this area is that, whereas various surface manifestations of the 1811-12 earthquakes have been well documented (for example, sandblows and sunken lands), active fault zones have never been recognized. There may be different reasons for this. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Remote sensing for lineaments in the Mississippi Embayment
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 9
Issue 1
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 5 p.
First page 14
Last page 18
Country United States
Other Geospatial Mississippi embayment
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N