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A rheologically layered three-dimensional model of the San Andreas fault in central and southern CaliforniaThe effects of rheological parameters and the fault slip distribution on the horizontal and vertical deformation in the vicinity of the fault are investigated using 3D kinematic finite element models of the San Andreas fault in central and southern California. It is shown that fault models with different rheological stratification schemes and slip distributions predict characteristic deformation patterns. Models that do not include aseismic slip below the fault locking depth predict deformation patterns that are strongly dependent on time since the last earthquake, while models that incorporate the aseismic slip below the locking depth depend on time to a significantly lesser degree.
Document ID
19910067161
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Williams, Charles A. (Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Richardson, Randall M. (Arizona, University Tucson, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
September 10, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 96
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-326
Distribution Limits
Public
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