Russell L. Wheeler, G. A. Bollinger; Seismicity and suspect terranes in the southeastern United States. Geology ; 12 (6): 323–326. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1984)12<323:SASTIT>2.0.CO;2
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Evaluation of seismic hazard in the eastern United States is hampered by lack of a strong geologic foundation. If suspect terranes exist in the Appalachians, then geologic and mechanical differences between terranes may provide such a foundation. For example, a published map of suggested terranes is consistent with spatial characteristics of southeastern seismicity and with structural models of seismicity in central and southwestern Virginia and in southeastern South Carolina.