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The morphology of strike-slip faults - Examples from the San Andreas Fault, CaliforniaThe dilatational strains associated with vertical faults embedded in a horizontal plate are examined in the framework of fault kinematics and simple displacement boundary conditions. Using boundary element methods, a sequence of examples of dilatational strain fields associated with commonly occurring strike-slip fault zone features (bends, offsets, finite rupture lengths, and nonuniform slip distributions) is derived. The combinations of these strain fields are then used to examine the Parkfield region of the San Andreas fault system in central California.
Document ID
19890062475
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Bilham, Roger (Colorado, University Boulder, United States)
King, Geoffrey (USGS Denver, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
August 10, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 94
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other