New estimates of displacement along the San Andreas fault in central California based on paleobathymetry and paleogeography

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Studies of depth-related benthic foraminiferal biofacies permit the construction of paleobathymetric maps of the La Honda and San Joaquin basins of central California. These maps support the hypothesis that the La Honda and San Joaquin basins were contiguous during the late Oligocene and early Miocene and subsequently were separated by about 320–330 km of right-lateral displacement on the San Andreas fault. Furthermore, these estimates of displacement support the notion that right-lateral slip occurred along the San Andreas fault during the early Miocene.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title New estimates of displacement along the San Andreas fault in central California based on paleobathymetry and paleogeography
Series title Geology
DOI 10.1130/0091-7613(1987)15<171:NEODAT>2.0.CO;2
Volume 15
Issue 2
Year Published 1987
Language English
Publisher Geological Society of America
Contributing office(s) Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
Description 4 p.
First page 171
Last page 174
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