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Red River and associated faults, Yunnan Province, China; Quaternary geology, slip rates, and seismic hazard

C. R. Allen, A. R. Gillespie, Han Yuan, Kerry E. Sieh, Zhang Buchun and Zhu Chengnan
Red River and associated faults, Yunnan Province, China; Quaternary geology, slip rates, and seismic hazard
Geological Society of America Bulletin (June 1984) 95 (6): 686-700

Abstract

The 900-km long right-slip Red River Fault is a profound structural discontinuity that is mechanically associated with the collision of the Indian and Eurasian plates. Indications that it has generated large earthquakes during the Pleistocene and Holocene. The historic quiescence must be regarded as indicative of a current seismic gap. Recent displacement has been primarily right lateral. The Red River and its major tributaries appear to have experienced about 5.5 km of right slip since the beginning of a major episode of incision that continues to the present day. Estimated fault-slip rate of 2 to perhaps 5 mm/yr.--Modified journal abstract.


ISSN: 0016-7606
EISSN: 1943-2674
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Geological Society of America Bulletin
Serial Volume: 95
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Red River and associated faults, Yunnan Province, China; Quaternary geology, slip rates, and seismic hazard
Affiliation: Calif. Inst. Technol., Div. Geol. and Planet. Sci., Pasadena, CA, United States
Pages: 686-700
Published: 198406
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 52
Accession Number: 1984-039085
Categories: Quaternary geologyStructural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Calif. Inst. Technol., Div. Geol. and Planet. Sci.; Contrib. No. 3848
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch maps
N25°00'00" - N29°00'00", E102°00'00" - E107°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Seismol. Bur. Yunnan Prov., CHN, ChinaState Seismol. Bur., CHN, China
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1984
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