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Seismic reflection imaging of the low-angle Panamint normal fault system, eastern California, 2018


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Gold, R.D., Stephenson, W.J., Briggs, R., DuRoss, C., Kirby, E., Woolery, E., Delano, J., and Odum, J.K., 2020, Seismic reflection imaging of the low-angle Panamint normal fault system, eastern California, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


A fundamental question in seismic hazard analysis is whether <30º-dipping low-angle normal faults (LANFs) slip seismogenically. In comparison to more steeply dipping (45-60º) normal faults, LANFs have the potential to produce stronger shaking because of their increased possible rupture area in the seismogenic crust. While LANFs have been documented globally, examples of seismogenically active LANFs are limited. The western margin of the Panamint Range in eastern California is defined by an archetypal LANF that dips west beneath Panamint Valley. In addition, high-angle dextral-oblique normal faults displace mid-to-late Quaternary alluvial fans near the range front. To image shallow (<1 km depth), crosscutting relationships between the [...]


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The purpose of the data set is to characterize LANF slipping behavior through seismic imaging.



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DOI doi:10.5066/P9YY18PF

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