Accession Number:

ADA101710

Title:

Integrated Geophysical and Geological Study of Earthquakes in Normally Aseismic Areas

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Mar 1973-31 Dec 1975

Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY DEPT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

257.0

Abstract:

Information from precise leveling, sea level observations, geomorphology, photogeology, the sedimentary record, igneous activity, faulting, and theoretical geomechanics are brought to bear on understanding intraplate tectonics, especially in the eastern United States and China. Releveling data indicate vertical movements much faster than average geologic rates and possible movements on concealed faults. Intraplate faulting in the eastern U.S. and China extend the seismic record through Quaternary and earlier times.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Seismology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE