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Title Recent advances in North American paleoseismology and neotectonics east of the Rockies / edited by Randel Tom Cox ... [et al.].
Published Boulder, Colo., USA : Geological Society of America, 2012.
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 Floor4  QE539.2.P34 R43 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 275 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 28 cm. + 1 map
Series Special paper ; 493
Special papers (Geological Society of America) ; 493.
Note Includes color map attached to the back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Origin of the Blytheville Arch, and long-term displacement on the New Madrid seismic zone, central United States / Thomas L. Pratt, Robert A. Williams, Jack K. Odum, and William J. Stephenson -- 2. Pleistocene shorelines and coastal rivers: sensitive potential indicators of Quaternary tectonism along the Atlantic Coastal Plain of North America / Mervin J. Bartholomew and Fredrick J. Rich -- 3. Surface faults of the south Louisiana growth-fault province / Richard P. McCulloh and Paul V. Heinrich -- 4. Evidence for post-Triassic brittle faults in eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts using LiDAR, geomorphic, and geophysical data combined with field observations / Ronald T. Marple, Robert J. Altamura, Shelton S. Alexander, and James D. Hurd -- 5. Cenozoic faulting in southernmost Illinois / W. John Nelson -- 6. Large earthquake paleoseismology in the East Tennessee seismic zone / Robert D. Hatcher Jr., James D. Vaughn, and Stephen F. Obermeier -- 7. Holocene faulting on the Saline River fault zone, Arkansas, along the Alabama-Oklahoma transform / Randel Tom Cox, James Harris, Steven Forman, Tom Brezina, Joshua Gordon, Chris Gardner, and Sarah Machin -- 8. Structural controls on intraplate earthquakes in the eastern United States / Mervin J. Bartholomew and Roy B. Van Arsdale -- 9. Earthquake-induced load casts, pseudonodules, ball-and-pillow structures, and convolute lamination / John D. Sims -- 10. Seismic signatures: small-scale features and ground fractures / Ronald Counts and Stephen F. Obermeier -- 11. Improving seismic hazard assessment in New England through the use of surficial geologic maps and expert analysis / Laurence R. Becker, Steven P. Patriarco, Robert G. Marvinney, Margaret A. Thomas, Stephen B. Mabee, and Edward S. Fratto -- 12. The 2008 U.S. Geological Survey national seismic hazard models and maps for the central and eastern United States / Mark D. Petersen, Arthur D. Frankel, Stephen C. Harmsen, Charles S. Mueller, Oliver S. Boyd, Nicolas Luco, Russell L. Wheeler, Kenneth S. Rukstales, and Kathleen M. Haller -- 13. A critique of probabilistic versus deterministic seismic hazard analysis with special reference to the New Madrid seismic zone / Zhenming Wang and James C. Cobb.
Summary "This volume focuses on the continental intraplate region of the United States and provides an update and overview of documented Quaternary faulting and paleoseismic liquefaction east of the Rocky Mountains, and of the application of these results to seismic hazard and risk assessments. Contributions include papers that describe zones of newly recognized Quaternary deformation such as the East Tennessee Seismic Zone, as well as reinterpretations of well-known areas such as the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The chapters make important contributions to the recognition of earthquake sources active during the Quaternary and assess the seismic hazards posed by these sources. This volume should interest a wide range of readers from geology, seismology, hazard assessment, and emergency management"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Paleoseismology -- United States.
Neotectonics -- United States.
Paleoseismology -- Quaternary.
Related Names Cox, Randel Tom.
Geological Society of America.
ISBN 9780813724935 (pbk.)
0813724937 (pbk.)
OCLC number 820349251