Detection and characterization of strain transients provides opportunities for better understanding of crust and mantle rheology (Freed and Burgman, 2004; Freed et al., 2007; Pollitz et al., 2012), fault zone behavior (McGuire and Segall, 2003; Miyazaki et al., 2011), and the mechanics of parts of the earthquake cycle (Dragert and Wang, 2011; Bartlow et al., 2011). The relatively dense coverage of continuous GPS (cGPS) within western North America, through EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO), enables the possibility of detecting crustal strain transient phenomena on a variety...

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