Rapid forearc basin subsidence and bordering splay fault systems may identify nucleation areas of high-magnitude earthquakes and tsunamis; the example of the Atka forearc basin sector of the Aleutian subduction zone

Author(s): Scholl, David E.; Ryan, Holly; Keranen, Katie M.; Wells, Ray E.; Kirby, Stephen H.; von Huene, Roland
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Other:
U. S. Geological Survey, United States
University of Oklahoma, United States
Volume Title: European Geosciences Union general assembly 2010
Source: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol.12; European Geosciences Union general assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria, May 2-7, 2010. Publisher: Copernicus GmbH on behalf of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany. ISSN: 1029-7006
Note: In English
Year of Publication: 2010
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
Key Words: 16 Structural Geology; 19 Geophysics, Seismology; Aleutian Islands subduction zone; Aleutian Ridge; Aleutian Terrace; Atka Basin; Basins; Case studies; Causes; Cenozoic; Crustal thinning; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Earthquakes; Erosion; Faults; Focus; Fore-arc basins; Global Positioning System; Great earthquakes; Mechanism; North Pacific; Pacific Ocean; Pacific Plate; Plate convergence; Plate tectonics; Splay faults; Subduction zones; Subsidence; Systems; Thrust faults; Tsunamis
Record ID: 2013002870
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