Statistical data for movements on young faults of the conterminous United States; paleoseismic implications and regional earthquake forecasting

@inproceedings{Shaw1981StatisticalDF,
  title={Statistical data for movements on young faults of the conterminous United States; paleoseismic implications and regional earthquake forecasting},
  author={Herbert R. Shaw and Anne E. Gartner and Frances M. Lusso},
  year={1981}
}
Fault-activation frequencies in the United States have been derived from U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 916 for 30 faulting regions and 5 age groups (from 15 m.y. to historical). Three conclusions from this study are: (1) faults are branching systems conforming to geometric laws of selfsimilarity; (2) slopes of frequency-magnitude plots (b values) can be explained geometrically, (3) regional earthquake forecasting can be geologically quantified. Paleoseismic… CONTINUE READING