Rotation and plate locking at the southern Cascadia subduction zone

@inproceedings{Mccaffrey2000RotationAP,
  title={Rotation and plate locking at the southern Cascadia subduction zone},
  author={R Mccaffrey and Maureen D. Long and Chris Goldfinger and Peter C. Zwick and John L. N{\'a}bĕlek and Cheryl K.H. Johnson and Curt Smith},
  year={2000}
}
Global Positioning System vectors and surface tilt rates are inverted simultaneously for the rotation of western Oregon and plate locking on the southern Cascadia subduction thrust fault. Plate locking appears to be largely offshore, consistent with earlier studies, and is sufficient to allow occasional great earthquakes inferred from geology. Clockwise rotation of most of Oregon about a nearby pole is likely driven by collapse of the Basin and Range and results in shortening in NW Washington… CONTINUE READING

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