Paleoseismic Evidence of Clustered Earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain, CA
Exposures we have excavated across the San Andreas fault contradict the hypothesis that part of the fault in the Carrizo Plain is unusually strong and experiences relatively infrequent rupture. The exposures record evidence of at least seven surface-rupturing earthquakes which have been approximately dated by accelerated mass spectrometry radiocarbon analysis of detrital charcoal and buried in situ plants.
Grant, L.B. and Sieh, K., 1994, Paleoseismic evidence of clustered earthquakes on the San Andreas fault in the Carrizo Plain, CA.: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 99, p. 6819- 6842.