SCEC Award Number 10026 View PDF
Proposal Category Collaborative Proposal (Integration and Theory)
Proposal Title Resolving Fine-Scale Fault Structures in Southern California using Improved Focal Mechanisms and Relocated Seismicity from Waveform Cross-correlation
Name Organization
Peter Shearer University of California, San Diego Egill Hauksson California Institute of Technology
Other Participants Graduate student Laura Sumiejski
SCEC Priorities A4, A10, C SCEC Groups Seismology, USR
Report Due Date 02/28/2011 Date Report Submitted N/A
Project Abstract
Intellectual Merit Our results have produced a large improvement in earthquake location accuracy for small earthquakes and dramatically sharpened seismicity features in southern California. We have also produced large catalogs of focal mechanisms and Brune-type stress drop estimates, which have facilitated large-scale analyses of the stress state of the southern California crust.
Broader Impacts We expect that catalogs and other products will be used extensively by SCEC researchers.
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