Introduction to the special issue on the 2012 Haida Gwaii and 2013 Craig earthquakes at the Pacific–North America plate boundary (British Columbia and Alaska)

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Abstract

The 27 October 2012 Mw 7.8 Haida Gwaii thrust earthquake and the 5 January 2013 Mw 7.5 Craig strike‐slip earthquake are the focus of this special issue. They occurred along the transform boundary between the Pacific and North American plates (Fig. 1). The most identifiable feature of the plate boundary, the strike‐slip Queen Charlotte fault, might be viewed as typical of continent–ocean transform faults because it separates the continental crust of the North American plate from oceanic crust of the Pacific plate for most of its length. However, the current relative plate motion of about 5  cm/yr is highly oblique to the Queen Charlotte fault, causing a transpressive plate boundary in the region.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Introduction to the special issue on the 2012 Haida Gwaii and 2013 Craig earthquakes at the Pacific–North America plate boundary (British Columbia and Alaska)
Series title Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
DOI 10.1785/0120150044
Volume 105
Issue 2B
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Seismological Society of America
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center Geology Minerals
Description 5 p.
First page 1053
Last page 1057
Country Canada, United States
State Alaska, British Columbia