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Seismicity patterns in Southern California before and after the 1994 Northridge earthquake

Seismicity patterns in Southern California before and after the 1994 Northridge earthquake

a preliminary report

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Seismology -- California, Southern,
  • Earthquakes -- California, Southern

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Paul A. Reasenberg.
    SeriesOpen-file report -- 95-484., U.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 95-484.
    ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17804324M
    OCLC/WorldCa36576524

    Northridge: A Case Study of an Urban Earthquake In the early morning hours of Janu , most residents of Los Angeles were still asleep. At that morning, a major earthquake hit the area. The ground shook violently over a large region. Frightened residents ran into the streets. Dapeng Zhao, Hiroo Kanamori, Douglas Wiens, State of stress before and after the Northridge Earthquake, Geophysical Research Letters, /97GL, 24, 5, .

    seismicity rate [e.g., Kagan, ], we do not include target events during certain specified time periods. Specifically, we exclude target earthquakes for 1 month following the M / Elmore Ranch/Superstition Hills and M Joshua Tree earthquakes, 2 months following the M Northridge earthquake, and 3 months following. This research was supported by a grant from the Southern California Earthquake Center. This paper is publication number of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, and is publication number of the Southern California Earthquake Center. 1. Bak, P. & Tang, C. () J. Geophys.

    Larger image The Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) records data from more than seismic stations. Each station records seismic waves from both near and distant earthquakes. All the data are transmitted automatically to Caltech/USGS in Pasadena for processing and distribution of information such as epicenters, magnitudes, and ShakeMaps. One of Nature's most unpredictable phenomena, earthquakes have been responsible for tremendous loss of life and property around the world in recent years. The most recent in U.S. history occurred in January , when Northridge, California experienced a Richter earthquake, causing over $7 billion in insured property losses.


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Seismicity patterns in Southern California before and after the 1994 Northridge earthquake Download PDF EPUB FB2

Seismicity Patterns in Southern California Before and After the Northridge Earthquake: A Preliminary Report by Paul A. Reasenberg Open-File Report This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S.

Geological Survey edi­ torial by: 2. Seismicity patterns in Southern California before and after the Northridge earthquake; a preliminary report Open-File Report By: Paul A. Reasenberg. Get this from a library.

Seismicity patterns in Southern California before and after the Northridge earthquake: a preliminary report. [Paul Reasenberg; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. Between February and August the P-axis orientation changes from N18°E to N26°E, and finally ends up at N34° by the end ofwhich is close to that before the Northridge earthquake.

Reasenberg,P. Seismicity patterns in southern California before and after the Northridge earthquake: A preliminary report.

US Geol. Surv. Open-File Rep. 95– (). 45Cited by: in the epicentral area before and after a major earth- quake.

The Northridge area is covered by the dense Caltech- USGS Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN). The temporary seismic network deployed fol- lowing the Northridge mainshock [Steidl eta/., ] made a more uniform and denser distribution of seismic. Earthquake lists: big earthquakes || all earthquakes Magnitude =.

for new earthquakes until a magnitude is determined (takes minutes). Maps are updated within minutes of an earthquake or once an hour.

(Smaller earthquakes in southern California are added after human processing, which may take several hours.) Map need updating. The depth to the brittle-ductile transition zone depends on crustal parameters such as rock type, temperature, fluid pressure, and strain rate.

We analyze the relocated background seismicity () in southern California to identify features that may be associated with rupture patterns near the brittle-ductile transition zone in past major earthquakes.

The January Northridge earthquake afforded tire opportunity to study such responses. (ncar the University of Southern California) had a rather disjointed and insular image of Los Angeles.

They depicted Avalon and downtown Los Angeles in some detail, but the other parts of the city were represented simply as districts, with little or no. The Mw = 17 January Northridge earthquake (USGS and SCEC, ) produced measurable co-seismic displacements over a large area (approximately km 2) including much of the San Fernando Valley and adjacent mountainous areas.

Over the region of largest slip on the. The 17 January Northridge, California, earthquake significantly deformed the Earth's crust in the epicentral region. Displacements of 66 survey stations determined from Global Positioning System (GPS) observations collected before and after the earthquake show that individual stations were uplifted by up to ± 5 mm and displaced horizontally by up to ± 3 mm.

Differences in rates for compared with and for three-year periods before and after the earthquake ( vs. ) were analyzed using a z-statistic. Computer simulations strongly suggest that earthquake seismicity can be described by phase dynamics, in which the important changes in seismicity are associated only with rotations, or changes in phase angle, of the vector function that describes the seismicity in a high-dimensional correlation space (Rundle et al.,Tiampo et al., b).

The Pattern of Seismicity in Southern California dawn or at dusk. that is to say that every individual who perished in an earthquake during those 61 years in greater los angeles died between the hours of a.m.

or p.m., or more accurately correcting for daylight savings time, within symmetrical three hour dawn/dusk windows that. Full text of "The Northridge earthquake: extent of damage and federal response: hearing before the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, second session, Apin Los Angeles, CA" See other formats.

Southern California Earthquakes and Faults. The earthquakes of California are caused by the movement of huge blocks of the earth's crust- the Pacific and North American plates. The Pacific plate is moving northwest, scraping horizontally past North America at.

Turning that theory into a more detailed forecast has proven difficult. Now, geophysicists David Bowman of California State University, Fullerton, and Geoffrey King of the Institute of Earth Physics in Paris have refined the search for seismicity patterns and applied their method to all nine large (magnitude and greater) earthquakes in California in the past 50 years.

Photographs of types of earthquake damage: article describes earthquake damage graphically, beginning with an extensive collection of photographs of earthquake damage from the Northridge California quake of We include expert source citations and references to additional articles on specific areas of earthquake damage to structures such as chimneys, foundations, mechanical.

The M w Northridge earthquake occurred on Janubeneath the San Fernando Valley. Two seismicity clusters, located 25 km to the south and 35 km to the north‐northwest, preceded the mainshock by 7 days and 16 hours, respectively.

mined source parameters for a set of Northridge aftershocks and other southern California earthquakes. The North-ridge earthquake (M w) was a large damaging event in southern California [U.S. Geological Survey, ], and the well-recorded main shock and aftershock sequence have been the focus of numerous seismological and engineering.

We examine spatio-temporal features of the strain pattern in relation to the large earthquake history of southern California in the last 20 years.

Our analysis specifically focuses on the Landers and Northridge earthquakes. Recent studies disagree over whether or not maximum horizontal stress directions in the vicinity of these two earthquakes rotated in response to the events (e.g.Fault Systems of the San Fernando and Northridge Earthquakes, Southern California: Relocated Aftershocks and Seismic Images from LARSE II.

Geology, 31(2), doi: /()FSOTSF>CO;2. SCEC Contribution   The left map shows earthquakes triggered in Southern California a week after the Easter Sunday earthquake, limited to up to miles away from the epicenter.