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Faults, lineaments, and earthquake epicenters digital map of the Pahute Mesa 30' x 60' Quadrangle, Nevada

Open-File Report 96-262

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Abstract

This map database, identified as Faults, lineaments, and earthquake epicenters digital map of the Pahute Mesa 30' X 60' quadrangle, Nevada, has been approved for release and publication by the Director of the USGS. Although this database has been subjected to rigorous review and is substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, it is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. This digital map compilation incorporates fault, air photo lineament, and earthquake epicenter data from within the Pahute Mesa 30' by 60' quadrangle, southern Nye County, Nevada (fig. 1). The compilation contributes to the U.S. Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Project, established to determine whether or not the Yucca Mountain site is suitable for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste. Studies of local and regional faulting and earthquake activity, including the features depicted in this compilation, are carried out to help characterize seismic hazards and tectonic processes that may be relevant to the future stability of Yucca Mountain. The Yucca Mountain site is located in the central part of the Beatty 30' by 60' quadrangle approximately 15 km south of the south edge of the Pahute Mesa quadrangle (fig. 1). The U.S. Geological Survey participates in studies of the Yucca Mountain site under Interagency Agreement DE-AI08-78ET44802. The map compilation is only available on line as a digital database in ARC/INFO ASCII (Generate) and export formats. The database can be downloaded via 'anonymous ftp' from a USGS system named greenwood.cr.usgs.gov (136.177.48.5). The files are located in a directory named /pub/open-file-reports/ofr-96-0262. This directory contains a text document named 'README.1 ST' that contains database technical and explanatory documentation, including instructions for uncompressing the bundled (tar) file. In displaying the compilation it is important to note that the map data set is considered accurate when depicted at a scale of about 1:100,000; displaying the compilation at scales significantly larger than this may result in distortions and (or) mislocations of the data.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Faults, lineaments, and earthquake epicenters digital map of the Pahute Mesa 30' x 60' Quadrangle, Nevada
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
96-262
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
13 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Nevada