Birth of a fault: Connecting the Kern County and Walker Pass, California, earthquakes

  title={Birth of a fault: Connecting the Kern County and Walker Pass, California, earthquakes},
  author={Gerald W. Bawden and Andrew J. Michael and Louise H. Kellogg},
A band of seismicity transects the southern Sierra Nevada range between the northeastern end of the site of the 1952 M W (moment magnitude) 7.3 Kern County earthquake and the site of the 1946 M W 6.1 Walker Pass earthquake. Relocated earthquakes in this band, which lacks a surface expression, better delineate the northeast-trending seismic lineament and resolve complex structure near the Walker Pass mainshock. Left-lateral earthquake focal planes are rotated counterclockwise from the strike of… 

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