Active tectonics of the eastern California shear zone

  title={Active tectonics of the eastern California shear zone},
  author={Kurt L. Frankel and Allen F. Glazner and Eric Kirby and Francis C. Monastero and Michael D. Strane and Michael E. Oskin and Jeffrey R. Unruh and J. Douglas Walker and Sridhar Anandakrishnan and John M. Bartley and Drew S. Coleman and James F. Dolan and Robert C. Finkel and David C. Greene and Andrew R. C. Kylander‐Clark and Shasta M. Marrero and Lewis A. Owen and Fred M. Phillips},
  journal={Field Guides},
The eastern California shear zone is an important component of the Pacifi c–North America plate boundary. This region of active, predominantly strike-slip, deformation east of the San Andreas fault extends from the southern Mojave Desert along the east side of the Sierra Nevada and into western Nevada. The eastern California shear zone is thought to accommodate nearly a quarter of relative plate motion between the Pacific and North America plates. Recent studies in the region, utilizing… 
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