Current Events in Active Tectonics at EPS
 

EPS 290
CCN  19261

Tuesday 2:00 pm, McCone 401 


 

April 12, 2005

Johnny:
Kent, G.M., J.M. Babcock, N.W Driscoll and 12 others, 60 k.y. record of extension across the western boundary of the Basin and Range province: Estimate of slip rates from offset shoreline terraces and a catastrophic slide beneath Lake Tahoe, Geology 33 (5): p. 365-368. [ go giants ]

April 12, 2005

Johnny:
L.C. McNeill, C.J. Cotterill, T.J. Henstock, J.M. Bull, A. Stefatos, R.E.Ll. Collier, G. Papatheoderou, G. Ferentinos, and S.E. Hicks, Active faulting within the offshore western Gulf of Corinth, Greece: Implications for models of continental rift deformation, 2005, Geology 33 (4): p. 241-244. [ up up and away ]

Trey:
Aitaro Kato, Eiji Kurashimo, Naoshi Hirata, Shinichi Sakai, Takaya Iwasaki, and Toshihiko Kanazawa, Imaging the source region of the 2004 mid-Niigata prefecture earthquake and the evolution of a seismogenic thrust-related fold, 2005, Geophys. Res. Lett. Vol. 32 L07307, doi:10.1029/2005GL022366 [ PDF ]

Kaj:
Y. Toya and M. Kasahara, Robust and exploratory analysis of active mesoscale tectonic zones in Japan utilizing the nationwide GPS array , in press, Tectonophysics PDF ]

Leslie:
B. Wilson, T. Dewers, Z. Reches, J. Brune, Particle size and energetics of gouge from earthquake rupture zones, Nature, 434: 749-752. PDF ]

March 29, 2005

Leslie:
Foreshock sequences and short-term earthquake predictability on East Pacific Rise transform faults, 2005, McGuire, J.J., Boettcher, M.S., Jordan, T.H., Nature 434: p. 457-461. [link]

Johnny:
Levin, V., N. Shapiro, J. Park, and M. Ritzwoller, Slab portal beneath the western Aleutians, 2005, Geology 33 (4): p. 253-256. [ the racetrack till sundown ]

Trey:
N. Purnachandra Rao and Kalpna, Deformation of the subducted Indian lithospheric slab in the Burmese arc, 2005, Geophys. Res. Lett. VOL. 32, L05301, doi:10.1029/2004GL022034 [ PDF ]

March 08, 2005

Leslie:
Evidence for a Great Medieval Earthquake (~1100 A.D.) in the Central Himalyas, Nepal, 2005, Science 307: p. 1302-1305;. [ pdf link]

Johnny:
New slip rate estimates for the creeping segment of the San Andreas fault, California, 2005, Geology 33 (3): p. 205-208. [ woo hoo, woo hoo hoo ]

Trey:
An intermediate deep earthquake rupturing on a dip-bending fault: Waveform analysis of the 2003 Miyagi-ken Oki earthquake, 2004, Geophys. Res. Lett. 31 L24619 doi:10.1029/2004GL021228 [ PDF ]

Kaj:
Aftershocks resulting from creeping sections in a heterogeneous fault , 2005, Geophys. Res. Lett. 32 L03308 doi:10.1029/2004GL021871 [ PDF ]

February 22, 2005 (Spring Semester!)

Johnny:
Kay, S.M., E.Godoy, and A. Kurtz, Episodic arc migration, crustal thickening, subduction erosion, and magmatism in the south-central Andes, 2005, GSA Bulletin 117 (1-2): p. 6788; doi: 10.1130/B25431.1;. [I'm jealous of Roland, he went skiing]

Kaj:
Barker, Pseudotachylyte-generating faults in Central Otago, New Zealand , in press 2005, Tectonophysics [melt rock]

Leslie:
Koppers, A.A.P, Staudigel, H., Asynchronous bends in Pacific seamount trails: case for extenional volcanism? , 2005, Science 307: p. 904-907. [ p d f !]

Trey:
Melbourne, T. I., W. M. Szeliga, M. M. Miller, and V. M. Santillan (2005), Extent and duration of the 2003 Cascadia slow earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L04301, doi:10.1029/2004GL021790 [PDF]

February 8, 2005 (Spring Semester!)

Johnny:
Hyndman, R.D., C.A. Currie, and S.P. Mazzotti, Subduction zone backarcs, mobile belts, and orogenic heat, 2005, GSA Today 15 (2): doi: 10:1130/1052-5173(2005)015<4:SZBMBA>2.0.CO;2, pages 4-10. [baseball in two months!]

Leslie:
Chevalier, M.L., Ryerson, F.J., Tapponnier, P., Finkel, R.C., Van Der Woerd, J., Haibing, L., and Qing, L., Slip-rate measurements on the Karakorum Fault may imply secular variations in fault motion, 2005, Science 307, 411-414.

Kaj:
C.P. Rajendran and K. Rajendran The status of central seismic gap: a perspective based on the spatial and temporal aspects of the large Himalayan earthquakes, 2005, Tectonophysics 395, p. 19-39 [pdf!]

Dennise:
Ponce, D.A., R.W. Simpson, R.W. Graymer, and R.C. Jachens (2004), Gravity, magnetic, and high-precision relocated seismicity profiles suggest a connection between the Hayward and Calaveras Faults, northern California, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 5, Q07004, doi: 10.1029/2003GC000684. [pdf]

November 16, 2004

Kaj:
Verdonck, David, An inverse dislocation model of surface deformation in western Washingtion , 2004, in press Tectonophysics
[PDF]

Johnny:
Jones, Craig, G. Lang Farmer, and Jeffrey Unruh, Tectonics of Pliocene removal of lithosphere of the Sierra Nevada, California, GSA Bulletin 116 (11/12), pp. 1408-1422, 2004
[bubbles]

Leslie:
Cochran, E.S., Vidale, J.E., and Tanaka, S., Earth Tides Can Trigger Shallow Thrust Fault Earthquakes, Science, v. 306, pp. 1164-1166, 2004.
[.pdf link]

November 2, 2004

Leslie:
Imanishi, Y., et al., A Network of Superconducting Gravimeters Detects Submicrogal Coseismic Gravity Changes , 2004, Science, 306: 476-478 .
Science and Nature recent Earth Sciences link

Johnny
Bennett, R.A., Friedrich, A.M., and Furlong, K.P., Codependent histories of the San Andreas and San Jacinto fault zones from inversion of fault displacement rates , Geology 32 (11): 961-964
[PDF]

Kaj:
Afonso, J.C. and G. Ranalli, Crustal and Mantle strengths in continental lithosphere: is the jelly sandwich model obsolete? , 2004, Tectonophysics, in press .
[PDF]

October 12, 2004

Leslie:
Estimation of fault strength: reconstruction of stress before the 1995 Kobe earthquake, 2004, Science, 306: 261-263. [.pdf link],
Science and Nature recent Earth Sciences link

George:
Montesi, L. G. J., Controls of shear zone rheology and tectonic load ing on postseismic creep, J. Geophys. Res., B., 109, B10404, doi:10.1 029/2003JB002925[.pd f]

Trey:
Shaw, Bruce E., Variation of large elastodynamic earthquakes on complex fault systems, 2004 Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L18609, doi:10.1029/2004GL019943, [PDF]

September 14, 2004: Journal Club papers for discussion:

Trey:
Prawirodirdjo, Linettte, and Yehuda Bock, Instantaneous global plate motion model from 12 years of continuous GPS observations, JGR - Soild Earth, 108(2004), B08405, doi:10.1029/2003JB002944, 2004 [PDF]

Leslie:
Smith, K.D., von Seggern, D., Blewitt, G., Preston, L., Anderson, J.G., Wernicke, B.P., Davis, J.L., Evidence for deep magma injection beneath Lake Tahoe, Nevada-California, Science, 305: 1277-1280. [.pdf]

Kaj:
Braathen, A., P.T. Osmundsen, and R.H. Gabrielsen, Dynamic development of fault rocks in a crustal-scale detachment: An example from western Norway, Tectonics, 23: TC4010, doi:10.1029/2003TC001558, 2004. [.pdf]

Ingrid:
Palumbo, L. et al., Slip history of the Magnola fault (Apennines, Central Italy) from 36Cl surface exposure dating: evidence for strong earthquakes over the Holocene, EPSL, v.225 is.2 pg. 163-176 EPSL online

George:
Chen, Q., Freymueller, J. T., Yang, Z.; Xu, C., Jiang, W., Wang, Q., Liu, J., Spatially variable extension in southern Tibet based on GPS measurements, J. Geophys. Res., B109, BB09401, doi: 10.1029/2002JB002350 [.pdf]

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   Topics of Interest:
  • Rheology 
  • Fault Mechanics 
  • Earthquake Triggering 
  • Aseismic Faulting 
  • Transient Deformation 
  • Fault Geometry 
  • Earthquake Cycle Deformation 
  • Volcano Deformation 
  • GPS 
  • InSAR
 
Ingrid
 GJI & EPSL
Dennise
PEPI, Pageoph, EPS, EOS??
Trey
 GRL
George
 JGR Solid & Surface
Kaj
 Tectonics & Tectonophysics
Leslie
 Science & Nature
Johnny
Geology & GSA Today ??
Mark
 BSSA & SRL