Revisiting the 1872 Owens Valley, California, Earthquake

  title={Revisiting the 1872 Owens Valley, California, Earthquake},
  author={Susan E. Hough and Kate Hutton},
  journal={Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America},
  • S. Hough, K. Hutton
  • Published 1 April 2008
  • Geology
  • Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
The 26 March 1872 Owens Valley earthquake is among the largest historical earthquakes in California. The felt area and maximum fault displacements have long been regarded as comparable to, if not greater than, those of the great San Andreas fault earthquakes of 1857 and 1906, but mapped surface ruptures of the latter two events were 2–3 times longer than that inferred for the 1872 rupture. The preferred magnitude estimate of the Owens Valley earthquake has thus been 7.4, based largely on the… 
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