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Seismic potential associated with subduction in the northwestern United States

Thomas H. Heaton and Hiroo Kanamori
Seismic potential associated with subduction in the northwestern United States
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (1984) 74 (3): 933-941

Abstract

Despite good evidence of present-day convergence of the Juan de Fuca and North American plates, there has been little historical seismic activity along the shallow part of the Juan de Fuca subduction zone. Although we cannot completely rule out the possibility that the plate motion is being accommodated by aseismic creep, we find that the Juan de Fuca subduction zone shares many features with other subduction zones that have experienced great earthquakes.--Modified journal abstract.


ISSN: 0037-1106
EISSN: 1943-3573
Coden: BSSAAP
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Serial Volume: 74
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Seismic potential associated with subduction in the northwestern United States
Affiliation: U. S. Geol. Surv., Calif. Inst. Technol., Pasadena, CA, United States
Pages: 933-941
Published: 1984
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, Berkeley, CA, United States
References: 22
Accession Number: 1984-046669
Categories: Solid-earth geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Calif. Inst. Technol., Seismol. Lab., Contrib. No. 4070
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
Secondary Affiliation: Calif. Inst. Technol., Seismol. Lab., USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1984
Program Name: USGSOPNon-USGS publications with USGS authors
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