Title

Holocene Slip Rate of the Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah, from Geodetic Data: Earthquake Cycle Effects

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2003

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2003GL017408

Abstract

GPS data define a broad zone of present day deformation in the eastern Basin and Range province, western US. Using finite element models with elastic upper crust over viscoelastic lower crust/upper mantle and incorporating earthquake cycle effects, we show that these data are consistent with a model whereby most contemporary fault slip is focused on the Wasatch fault zone. Modeled rates of horizontal extension are 3.0–4.5 mm/yr, in agreement with Holocene geologic data. The models are non-unique, in part because much of the Wasatch fault is in the late stages of the earthquake cycle, when surface velocity gradients across the fault are low.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Geophysical Research Letters, v. 30, issue 13, art. 1673

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