Seismic Hazard Posed by the Sugarloaf Fault, Central Arizona
This report presents an assessment of the seismic hazard associated with the Sugarloaf fault, which crosses State Route (SR) 87 near Mesquite Wash in central Arizona. The Sugarloaf fault is a 20 km (12 mile) long, northwest- to north-trending normal fault with displacement down to the east. We conducted a multi-faceted investigation in order to evaluate the late Quaternary behavior of the Sugarloaf fault and assess the seismic hazard associated with it.
Pearthree, P.A., K.R. Vincent, R. Brazier, L.D. Fellows, R.G. Davis, and O.K. Davis. 1995. Seismic Hazard Posed by the Sugarloaf Fault, Central Arizona. Open-File Report 95-7. Tucson, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey. September.