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Seismic evidence for the tectonics of central and western Asia

Adrian E. Scheidegger
Seismic evidence for the tectonics of central and western Asia
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (1959) 49 (4): 369-378

Abstract

The directions of tectonic motion calculated for central and western Asia on the basis of several hundred available earthquake fault-plane solutions show excellent correlation with motion as postulated from geologic studies. The seismic method is thus completely justified. Motion in central Asia appears to be mainly north-south, demonstrating that the stress system which created the central Asian mountains is still active.


ISSN: 0037-1106
EISSN: 1943-3573
Coden: BSSAAP
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Serial Volume: 49
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Seismic evidence for the tectonics of central and western Asia
Pages: 369-378
Published: 1959
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, Berkeley, CA, United States
Accession Number: 1959-004815
Categories: Structural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: sk. maps
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 1959
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