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U.S. Geological Survey Crustal Studies Technical Letter Number 12

In cooperation with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Crustal Structure in the Vicinity of Las Vegas, Nevada, from Seismic and Gravity Observations

By John C. Roller

1963

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A seismic-refraction profile indicates that the crust of the Earth increases in thickness by as much as 5 km over a horizontal dtstance of less than 25 km northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. This feature correlates wiih a decrease in the Bouguer anomaly and an increase in the average surface altitude.

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Roller, J.C., 1963, Crustal structure in the vicinity of Las Vegas, Nevada, from seismic and gravity observations: U.S. Geological Survey Crustal Studies Technical Letter Number 12, 10 p. (Available at https://pubs.usgs.gov/misc/tl/0012/.)



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