Geodetic measurement of deformation east of the San Andreas Fault in Central CaliforniaThe shear strain rates in the Diablo Range of California have been calculated, and the slip rate along the Calaveras and Paicines faults in Central California have been estimated, on the basis of triangulation and trilateration data from two geodetic networks located between the western edge of the Great Valley and the San Andreas Fault. The orientation of the principal compressive strain predicted from the azimuth of the major structures in the region is N 25 deg E, leading to an average shear strain value that corresponds to a relative shortening rate of 4.5 + or - 2.4 mm/yr. It is inferred that the measured strain is due to compression across the fold of this area. The hypothesized uniform, fault-normal compression within the Coast Ranges is not supported by these results.
Sauber, Jeanne (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Solomon, Sean C. (MIT Cambridge, MA, United States)
Lisowski, Michael (USGS Menlo Park, CA, United States)