SCEC Award Number 21146 View PDF
Proposal Category Individual Proposal (Integration and Theory)
Proposal Title Alternative White Wolf Fault Geometry, Kern County
Name Organization
Scott Condon AECOM Jeff Bayless AECOM Andreas Skarlatoudis AECOM
Other Participants
SCEC Priorities 3a, 3b, 1b SCEC Groups CXM, SAFS, Seismology
Report Due Date 03/15/2022 Date Report Submitted 03/15/2022
Project Abstract
Interim Report
The work contract for this award was finalized on 25 February 2021, as a result we have just started working on the project. The timeline is to finish this work before the 2022 SCEC Annual Meeting and to publish a journal paper following.
This project aims to develop an alternative geometry model for the White Wolf Fault to be considered in future updates to the Community Fault Model (CFM). We plan to follow implicit structural modeling approaches to develop alternative White Wolf Fault geometries (Irakarama et al., 2021; Caumon et al., 2009; and Riesner et al., 2017) and use open-source tools for model development. Updated earthquake hypocenters and focal mechanisms will be downloaded from the Southern California Earthquake Data Center. Fault construction will incorporate rupture models proposed by Stein & Thatcher (1981) of the 1952 Kern County, California earthquake. Fault geometry will be refined with SCSN earthquake catalogues (Hauksson et al., 2012; Ross et al., 2019; Yang et al., 2012). Finally, alternative fault geometries will be validated against independent datasets (Goodman & Malin, 1992; Stein & Thatcher, 1981). Any modeling or analytical routines we develop will be published in open-source repositories and made publicly available.
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