Aftershocks and Triggered Events of the Great 1906 California Earthquake

  title={Aftershocks and Triggered Events of the Great 1906 California Earthquake},
  author={Aron J. Meltzner and David J. Wald},
  journal={Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America},
  • A. Meltzner, D. Wald
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Geology
  • Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
The San Andreas fault is the longest fault in California and one of the longest strike-slip faults in the world, yet little is known about the aftershocks following the most recent great event on the San Andreas, the M_W 7.8 San Francisco earthquake on 18 April 1906. We conducted a study to locate and to estimate magnitudes for the largest aftershocks and triggered events of this earthquake. We examined existing catalogs and historical documents for the period April 1906 to December 1907… 
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