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Anorthosite and related rocks along the San Andreas fault, Southern California

John C. Crowell

Anorthosite and related rocks along the San Andreas fault, Southern California

by John C. Crowell

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Petrology -- California, Southern,
  • Geology -- California,
  • Faults (Geology)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John C. Crowell and John W.R. Walker.
    SeriesUniversity of California publications in geological sciences -- v. 40, no. 4
    ContributionsWalker, John W. R.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination219-287 p.
    Number of Pages287
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13582326M
    LC Control Number63062588
    OCLC/WorldCa5734407

    As such, recent predictions limit the possible maximum earthquake magnitude along the San Andreas fault system to , although with a 7% probability estimate that such an event could occur in.   In fact, rocks on the west side of the San Andreas Fault have moved northward nearly miles in the last 20 million years. With lively prose and beautiful photographs, California Rocks! explores sixty-five geologic sites at parks and other publicly accessible places. Learn why so many saber-toothed cats were preserved in La Brea Tar Pits, how Reviews:

    Earthquakes occur on faults - strike-slip earthquakes occur on strike-slip faults, normal earthquakes occur on normal faults, and thrust earthquakes occur on thrust or reverse faults. When an earthquake occurs on one of these faults, the rock on one side of the fault slips with respect to the other. The fault surface can be vertical, horizontal, or at some angle to the surface of the earth.   The San Andreas fault system (SAFS) consists of over a dozen faults that accommodate motion between the North American and Pacific Plates (Fig. 1 A). The transform boundary initiated about 30 million years ago when a spreading ridge separating the Pacific and Farallon Plates intersected with the North American continental crust near what is now Los Angeles, California (Fig. 1 B).

    OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, graphs, maps (1 folded color in pocket) ; 28 cm. Contents: The San Andreas fault in southern California / John C. Crowell --Seismicity along the San Andreas fault, southern California / James A. Hileman and Thomas C. Hanks --Engineering geology and the San Andreas fault / James E. Slosson and Perry Y. Amimoto --The California state. Huffman, O.F., , Lateral displacement of Upper Miocene rocks and the Neogene history of offset along-the San Andreas fault in central California: Geological Society of .


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Anorthosite and related rocks along the San Andreas fault, Southern California by John C. Crowell Download PDF EPUB FB2

Hi 01 HI D I 02 OS 3 n ANORTHOSITE AND RELATED ROCKS ALONG THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BY JOHN C. CKOWELL and JOHN W. WALKER ABSTRACT Gabbro, diorite, anorthosite, syenite, and related rocks, probably Precambrian in age, are exposed in the Orocopia Mountains near the Salton Sea, and in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los.

Get this from a library. Anorthosite and related rocks along the San Andreas fault, Southern California. [John C Crowell; John W R Walker]. Bibliography: p. Anorthosite and related rocks along the San Andreas fault, southern CaliforniaPages: A post-earliest Miocene displacement of about miles ( km) on the San Andreas fault system in southern California is suggested by the occurrence of similar rocks and geologic histories in three terranes—the Tejon, Soledad, and Orocopia.

These three terranes are interpreted as parts of an original east-west trending belt now displaced with right slip of about miles ( km) on the. The last significant earthquake on the Southern California stretch of the San Andreas fault was inand there has not been a rupture of the fault along its southern end from San Bernardino to the Salton Sea since It is still storing energy for some future earthquake.

But we don't need to wait for a "big one" to experience earthquakes. No, California is not going to fall into the ocean. California is firmly planted on the top of the earth’s crust in a location where it spans two tectonic plates.

The San Andreas Fault System, which crosses California from the Salton Sea in the south to Cape Mendocino in the north, is the boundary between the Pacific Plate (that includes the Pacific Ocean) and North American.

San Gabriel–Chino Hills–Cristianitos fault system as the primary transform plate boundary from 12 to 6 Ma (Fig. 1C). Our model implies little or no strike slip along the present southern San Andreas fault at this time because the San Andreas fault north of the western Transverse Ranges connected with the San Gabriel–Chino Hills–Cristianitos.

An emerging fault system along the Nevada border is shaking up the tech industry’s latest frontier—and only a small group of scientists is paying attention. and km/sec. The San Andreas Fault separates differing velocity structures of the central Transverse Ranges and Mojave Desert.

A weak low-velocity zone is centered approximately on the north-dipping aftershock zone of the San Fer-nando earthquake and possibly along the deep projection of the San Gabriel Fault. As such, recent predictions limit the possible maximum earthquake magnitude along the San Andreas fault system toalthough with a 7% probability estimate that such an event could occur in Southern California in the next 30 years; over the same period, there is a.

In southern California the basement rocks cut by the San Andreas fault are mostly Precambrian and younger metamorphic and plutonic rocks, and the crustal blocks on either side of the fault generally do not show the distinctive lithologic contrast that is so striking in central and northern California.

California. The oldest rocks, which are more than 1, million years old, are located in the eastern deserts and the Southern California and in the Salinian block that runs along the western edge of the San Andreas Fault in the central and southern Coast Ranges. Cretaceous San Andreas Fault.

These rocks, which contain blocks of anorthosite several feet in diameter, show that a rugged source area lay nearby, presumably uplifted along the San Gabriel fault zone. Movement on the fault therefore may have been initiated during late Oligocene or early Miocene time, when the anorthosite-bearing conglomerates of the Modelo formation (upper.

Inland Empire: After the San Andreas Fault works its way through the eastern San Gabriels along the Cajon Pass, it then traverses the southern boundary of the mountains as it moves farther east.

In Highland, just outside of San Bernardino, you can observe the fault's handiwork at Plunge Creek, offset by more than meters over time. The sediments in the abandoned streambed are about 2, years old. If we assume movement on the San Andreas has cut off that streambed within the last 2, years, then the average slip rate on the fault is 33 millimeters ( inches) per year.

This does not mean the fault slips 33 millimeters each year. Traversed by the San Andreas Fault, a diverse community of wildlife and plant species make the Carrizo Plain National Monument in California home. A major earthquake on the San Andreas, one of California's most dangerous faults, would cut most lifelines in and out of southern California, preventing critical aid from reaching some 20 million.

along the fault. The San Andreas is the "master" fault of an intricate. Pacific Plate l'ntarcttlc Plate A simplified map of the Earth's crustal plates fault network that cuts through rocks of the California coastal region.

The entire San Andreas fault system is more than miles long and extends to depths of at. Geoscientists are watchful of any changes along the Coachella Valley section of the San Andreas fault zone (SAFZ).

The last major earthquake on the SAFZ here occurred ca. CE (Philibosian et al., ).The average recurrence interval along this section is – yr, making it twice as likely to rupture as most of the other faults in California (Philibosian et al., ; Field et al.

The Precambrian rocks and associated Mesozoic plutons that constitute much of the crystalline basement cut by the San Andreas in southern California are locally seen to lie in thrust-fault contact on relatively younger metamorphic rocks.

In the San Gabriel Mountains, on the southwest side of the San Andreas fault, the principal country rocks. northeast by the San Andreas fault (Noble, ). However, the large magnitude ( km) of strike-slip displacement on the San Andreas fault was not postulated until much later (Hill and Dibblee, ; Crowell, ).

Recognition of Pelona-type schist in the Orocopia/Chocolate Mountains played an impor-tant role in these interpretations. Southern California is a tortured landscape, and it isn't just the pop culture.

The rotation is a consequence of the crust being caught between the Pacific and North American plates along the San Andreas and related fault systems.

The end result of the rotation and stepwise motion of the fault is massive compressional forces that have.In Southern California, great earthquakes occur on the San Andreas approximately every _____years.

years. True or False: Stress is the force that causes rocks to deform or undergo strain.