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dc.contributor.authorPearthree, P.A.*
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-29T00:31:39Z
dc.date.available2018-09-29T00:31:39Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.identifier.citationPearthree, P.A., 1986, Late Quaternary Faulting and Seismic Hazard in Southeastern Arizona and Adjacent Portions of New Mexico and Sonora, Mexico. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-86-08, 22 p.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/629459
dc.descriptionGeomorphic and Quaternary geologic studies provide data with which to assess seismic hazard in southeastern Arizona and adjacent New Mexico and Sonora, Mexico, where one large (M ~ 7 1/4) historic earthquake has occurred against a background of very low seismicity. Conclusions regarding the distribution and timing of late Quaternary faulting are based on (1) estimated ages of soils based on correlation with soils near Las Cruces in southern New Mexico; (2) use of surface age-fault offset relationships to constrain the age of most-recent fault movement and to estimate the frequency of movement along individual faults; and (3) morphologic analyses of fault scarps to estimate their ages. Individual late Quaternary faults in the region have surface rupture recurrence intervals on the order of 105 years. However, the major earthquake that occurred in 1887 in northeastern Sonora is evidently part of a series of 5 or 6 surface-rupturing earthquakes that have occurred since 20 ka in a N-S-trending zone straddling the Arizona-New Mexico border. Surface ruptures during the late Pleistocene (about 20-120 ka) occurred from near Tucson east to the border area, but the rate of surface rupture occurrence was evidently 4-25 times lower than during the past 20 kyo The rate of Holocenelatest Pleistocene surface-rupturing, while much lower than some portions of the northern Basin and Range province, evidently represents a burst of activity relative to the average long-term rate of faulting in southern Arizona.
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOFR-86-08
dc.relation.urlhttp://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/864
dc.rightsArizona Geological Survey. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectArizona Geological Survey Open File Reports
dc.subjectHolocene
dc.subjectlate Pleistocene
dc.subjectmexico
dc.subjectSonora
dc.subjectNew Mexico
dc.subjectArizona
dc.subjectfault movement
dc.subjectfaulting
dc.subjectearthquake
dc.subjectseismic hazard
dc.subjectgeomorphic
dc.subjectGeology
dc.subjectQuaternary
dc.subjectPima County
dc.subjectCochise County
dc.subjectSanta Rita
dc.subjectSafford
dc.subjectBasin and Range Province
dc.subjectChiricahua fault
dc.subjectPeloncillo fault
dc.subjectPitaycachi fault
dc.subjectSanta Rita Fault
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subjectfault scarp
dc.subjectrecurrence rate
dc.subjecthistoric seismicity
dc.titleLate Quaternary Faulting and Seismic Hazard in Southeastern Arizona and Adjacent Portions of New Mexico and Sonora, Mexico
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