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Willard D. Johnson and the strike-slip component of fault movement in the Owens Valley, California, earthquake of 1872

Paul C. Bateman
Willard D. Johnson and the strike-slip component of fault movement in the Owens Valley, California, earthquake of 1872
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (1961) 51 (4): 483-493

Abstract

Maps and photographs made by Willard D. Johnson in 1907 and published by W.H. Hobbs in 1910, together with unpublished illustrations and an incomplete manuscript by Johnson, show convincingly that the faulting that took place near the town of Lone Pine at the time of the Owens Valley earthquake of 1872 involved both dip-slip and right-lateral components of movement. The pattern of movement at Lone Pine in 1872 is opposed to the postulate of regionally systematic left-lateral movement along the E. side of the Sierra Nevada during the Cenozoic, but does not prove systematic regional right-lateral movement. Detailed geologic mapping is needed to fully describe the regional pattern of movement during the Cenozoic.


ISSN: 0037-1106
EISSN: 1943-3573
Coden: BSSAAP
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Serial Volume: 51
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Willard D. Johnson and the strike-slip component of fault movement in the Owens Valley, California, earthquake of 1872
Author(s): Bateman, Paul C.
Pages: 483-493
Published: 1961
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, Berkeley, CA, United States
Accession Number: 1961-008627
Categories: Structural geologySeismology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N32°30'00" - N42°00'00", W124°30'00" - W114°15'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1961
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