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Evaluation of potential surface faulting and other tectonic deformation

Manuel G. Bonilla

Evaluation of potential surface faulting and other tectonic deformation

by Manuel G. Bonilla

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Published by The Survey in Menlo Park, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Faults (Geology) -- United States,
  • Rock deformation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby M.G. Bonilla ; prepared with partial support from U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ; United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey
    SeriesOpen-file report -- 82-732, Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 82-732
    ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13564953M

    Tectonic activity involves the deformation of crustal rock by fracturing, faulting, and/or folding. Tectonic activity is responsible for the major structural features of a planet, including ocean basins and continents. Landforms produced by tectonic activity include mid-ocean ridges, rift valleys, fault-generated scarps (cliffs), and mountainous terrains. The Effects of Tectonic Movements on Stresses and Deformations in Earth Embankments Jonathan D. Bray, Raymond Bolton Seed, Harry Bolton Seed Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, - Dam failures - pages.

    A complete suite of closed analytical expressions is presented for the surface displacements, strains, and tilts due to inclined shear and tensile faults in a half-space for both point and finite rectangular by: non-tectonic deformation effects, the fundamental solution is to assess their geophysical origins and evaluate their effects. Only by doing so can GPS observations be more effectively used for tectonic deformation studies. Most of the non-tectonic crustal deformation is due to elastic response of the Earth’s materials to various loadings.

    Since tectonic processes can be critical to many human activities, the Geophysics Study Committee Panel on Active Tectonics has presented an evaluation of the current state of knowledge about tectonic events, which include not only earthquakes but volcanic eruptions and similar events. These observations suggest that an adequately reinforced concrete slab with poor coupling to the ground may minimize damage due to direct surface rupturing. Citation Murbach, D., Rockwell, T. K., & Bray, J. (). The Relationship of Foundation Deformation to Surface and Near-Surface Faulting Resulting from the Landers Earthquake.


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Evaluation of Potential Surface Faulting and Other Tectonic Deformation By M.G. Bonilla1 Open-File Report Version Prepared with partial support from. Get this from a library. Evaluation of potential surface faulting and other tectonic deformation.

[Manuel G Bonilla; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Division of Health, Siting, and Waste Management.; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. Get this from a library. Evaluation of potential surface faulting and other tectonic deformation. [Manuel G Bonilla; Geological Survey (U.S.); U.S.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission.]. Difficulties in Making Evaluations The evaluation of faults, particularly assessment of their seismic potential, is often difficult because of the following factors: poor conditions of surface exposure (concealment by bodies of water or young sediments); plastic deformation of near-surface materials; transitional or branching rupture character.

Mechanics of Tectonic Faulting: Models and Basic Concepts (Developments in Structural Geology) (Vol 1) or other one time use accessories may NOT be included or valid. By purchasing this item you acknowledge the. The book provides a well ordered and successful approach to the theory and modelling of tectonic deformation on many Cited by: Tectonic Deformation a change in the mode of bedding, volume, internal structure, or relative position of a body of rock under the action of deep-seated forces that give rise to conditions of unidirectional or multidirectional extension, compression, or displacement (see).

Tectonic deformations are evidenced most clearly in sedimentary, igneous, and. @article{osti_, title = {Evaluation of the location and recency of faulting near prospective surface facilities in Midway Valley, Nye County, Nevada}, author = {Swan, F H and Wesling, J R and Angell, M M and Thomas, A P and Whitney, J W and Gibson, J D}, abstractNote = {Evaluation of surface faulting that may pose a hazard to prospective surface facilities is an important element of the.

Evaluation of earthquake potential and surface deformation by Differential Interferometry Article in Remote Sensing of Environment (3) March with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Recent large-magnitude (M>7) earthquakes have caused numerous failures induced by surface faulting, demonstrating the need to account for tectonic deformation in seismic design. Tectonics (from Latin tectonicus; from Ancient Greek τεκτονικός (tektonikos), meaning 'pertaining to building') is the process that controls the structure and properties of the Earth's crust and its evolution through particular, it describes the processes of mountain building, the growth and behavior of the strong, old cores of continents known as cratons, and the ways in.

Situated on the western border of the Pacific Rim of Fire, the island of Taiwan is under active surface deformation and is persistently threatened by seismic City of southwestern Taiwan is located next to the Meishan fault (), which was responsible for an earthquake with high mortality that occurred in with M L = (Cheng and Yeh,Omori, ).Cited by: Surface fault rupture, tectonic deformation, and ground shaking are examples of _____ earthquake hazards, directly caused by the seismic event.

primary Landslides are an example of a __________ earthquake hazard, caused by ground shaking (primary hazard). Tectonic deformation: stress paths and strain histories. to shallow levels of the earth’s crust and to situations where incompletely lithified sediments have been subject to tectonic stresses.

-seated origin, can extend to the highest levels of sediment piles, and, as explained in sectionthe particulate deformation that Cited by: Start studying chapter crustal deformation.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The Italian territory is characterized by a great number of capable faults (i.e., faults able to produce significant ruptures/deformations at or near the surface). However, the potential of tectonic surface rupture/deformation (Surface Faulting Hazard, SFH) is not properly considered in national seismic hazard maps and by: 1.

Active faulting is considered to be a geologic hazard - one related to earthquakes as a cause. Effects of movement on an active fault include strong ground motion, surface faulting, tectonic deformation, landslides and rockfalls, liquefaction, tsunamis, and seiches. For example, the paleoseismic-investigations map shows where coseismic surface rupture and deformation produced geomorphic scarps and deformed shorelines.

Other maps compile results of seismic-reflection and potential-field studies that demonstrate evidence of deformation along suspected fault structures in the subsurface. Causes and Types of Tectonic Stress.

Enormous slabs of lithosphere move unevenly over the planet’s spherical surface, resulting in earthquakes. This chapter deals with two types of geological activity that occur because of plate tectonics: mountain building and earthquakes.

Elastic deformation occurs when the rock returns to its original. Crustal deformation is distributed on different-sized faults with larger faults accommodating greater finite displacements than small.

Despite earlier suggestions of power-law relationships (Walsh and Watterson, ; Marrett and Allmendinger, ), a common linear scaling relationship between finite fault displacement, d f, and fault length, L f, appears to hold over eight orders of.

tectonic surface fault rupture and deformation at nuclear facilities • Specifically, the purpose of this standard is to provide an outline of procedures and methods for performing probabilistic fault displacement hazard analysis (PFDHA) for surface rupture hazard and probabilistic tectonic deformation hazard analysis (PTDHA) for.

Such tectonic deformation might indicate displacement on the buried reverse faults underneath the anticlines. Other availability. Evaluation of surface faulting that may pose a hazard to prospective surface facilities is an important element of the tectonic studies for the potential Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste repository.

Both the stress field inverted from earthquake focal mechanisms in the crust and the velocity field observed with GPS at the surface, reflect tectonic deformation. In Figs 9 we add the GPS velocities of stations (Shen et al) in the representative profiles to demonstrate that both measurements of crustal deformation behave by: Mechanism of Surface Faulting and its Seismic Effect.

Wang Zhong-qi (Z. Q. Wang) Deputy Chief Engineer, Academy of Building Research of CITifta (ABRC) Zhao Shu-tung (S. T. Zhao) and Huang Zheng-lu (Z. L. Huang) Engineers, Geotechnical Investigation Institute, ABRCAuthor: Zhong-qi Wang, Shu-tung Zhao, Zheng-lu Huang.