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Correlation of earthquakes with seismogenic faults along the Northern Arizona Seismic Belt, southwestern margin of the Colorado Plateau.

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dc.contributor.advisor Cronin, Vincent S.
dc.contributor.author Lancaster, Daniel S.
dc.date.copyright 2011-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8228
dc.description.abstract The Northern Arizona Seismic Belt (NASB) is one of the most seismically active areas in Arizona, and extends from near Kanab in southernmost Utah to the Mogollon Plateau south of Flagstaff, Arizona. The NASB defines the seismic boundary between the Colorado Plateau and the Basin and Range Provinces. This research attempts to spatially correlate four M≥4.0 earthquakes that had epicenters in the Kanab-Fredonia area of the NASB with the faults that might have generated them. Earthquakes were correlated spatially with mapped faults and distinct geomorphic lineaments within the West Kaibab fault system, which to the point has minimal documented evidence of late Neogene movement. Recognition of recent seismicity along the West Kaibab fault system is consistent with the hypothesis that Basin and Range extensional faulting is expanding into the Colorado Plateau. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Seismicity. en_US
dc.subject Colorado Plateau. en_US
dc.subject Faults. en_US
dc.subject Kaibab fault system. en_US
dc.subject Seismogenic faults. en_US
dc.subject Seismo-lineament analysis method. en_US
dc.subject Earthquake. en_US
dc.subject Basin and range. en_US
dc.title Correlation of earthquakes with seismogenic faults along the Northern Arizona Seismic Belt, southwestern margin of the Colorado Plateau. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Geology. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Geology. en_US


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