Deformation following the 1994 Northridge Earthquake (M=6.7), Southern California

Geophysical Research Letters
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Following the 1994 Mw=6.7 Northridge earthquake, a 65‐km‐long, north‐south array of 11 geodetic monuments was established across the rupture. The array was surveyed with GPS ten times in the 4.25 yr after the earthquake. Although there is evidence for modest nonlinear postseismic relaxation in the first few weeks after the Northridge earthquake, the deformation in the subsequent four years can be adequately described by constant station velocities. The observed S70°E velocity components are consistent with the deformation expected from steady strain accumulation on the San Andreas fault. The N20°E velocity components indicate that the southern Northridge fault block is moving almost as a unit N20°E with repect to the northern fault block, the motion being accommodated by a zone of convergence (width 20 km) at the north end of the Northridge rupture.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Deformation following the 1994 Northridge Earthquake (M=6.7), Southern California
Series title Geophysical Research Letters
DOI 10.1029/98GL02058
Volume 25
Issue 14
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Science Center
Description 4 p.
First page 2725
Last page 2728
Country United States
State California
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