Stratigraphic Evidence for 7 Meters of Dextral Slip on the San Andreas Fault During the Great 1857 Earthquake in the Carrizo Plain
The smallest geomorphic offsets along a 35 km section of the San Andreas fault in the Carrizo Plain vary from 7 to 10 m. Our three-dimensional excavation of alluvial deposits a few km southeast of Wallace Creek confirms that at least 6.6 to 6.9 m of dextral slip occurred there during the latest large earthquake, in 1857.
Grant, L. and Sieh, K., 1993, Stratigraphic evidence for 7 meters of dextral slip on the San Andreas fault during the great 1857 earthquake in the Carrizo Plain: Bulletin of the Seismological Society, v 83, 619-635.
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