The three-dimensional image construction is being combined with seismicity patterns and other seismicity parameters, geologic information, strain models, and GPS data to provide a tectonic synthesis for the dynamics and earthquake hazards of northern Cascadia. The three-dimensional representation of the subduction zone protrayed in the diagram is based upon subsurface information from seismic reflection and magnetotelluric data, but primarily on new local earthquake tomographic models.
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NEW OPEN FILE REPORT:
USGS Open File Report 99-311
Subduction Zone and Crustal Dynamics of Western Washington: a Tectonic Model for Earthquake Hazards Evaluation
By Dal Stanley, Antonio Villasenor, and Harley Benz
65 pages, 64 illustrations
Available at http://geohazards.cr.usgs.gov/pacnw/ofr99-/ofr99frame.htm
Dal Stanley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Harley Benz: email@example.com
Antonio Villasenor: firstname.lastname@example.org
All earthquake data used in the velocity modeling and in seismicity studies was obtained from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. Most of the maps were made with Generic Mapping Tools (GMT).
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