David S. Brumbaugh

A tectonic boundary should be defined by changes in tectonic elements. Tectonic elements would include such parameters as structural style, stress orientations, volcanism, heat flow, seisrnicity and changes in crustal thickness. Examination of these tectonic elements for the southern Colorado Plateau suggests that the southwestern part of the physiographic plateau appears to be tectonically part of the Basin and Range province.

The purpose of this study was to gather and analyze previously unused data that led to improved locations for the 1906 (Ms 6.2), 1910 (Ms 6.0) and 1912 (Ms 6.2) northern Arizona earthquakes. Both ground shaking intensity patterns and instrumental data were used. The objective is to provide epicenter locations accurate enough to allow planners to decide what ground acceleration levels are most appropriate for northern Arizona.

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