Acceleration and evolution of faults : An example from the Hunter Mountain-Panamint Valley fault zone , Eastern California

@inproceedings{Gourmelen2010AccelerationAE,
  title={Acceleration and evolution of faults : An example from the Hunter Mountain-Panamint Valley fault zone , Eastern California},
  author={Noel Gourmelen and Timothy H. Dixon and Falk Amelung and Gina Schmalzle},
  year={2010}
}
We present new space geodetic data indicating that the present slip rate on the Hunter Mountain-Panamint Valley fault zone in Eastern California (5.0±0.5 mm/yr) is significantly faster than geologic estimates based on fault total offset and inception time. We interpret this discrepancy as evidence for an accelerating fault and propose a new model for fault initiation and evolution. In this model, fault slip rate initially increases with time; hence geologic estimates averaged over the early… CONTINUE READING

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