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Unformatted text preview: The wear on a fault ranges anywhere from ten meters to hundreds of meters wide and several kilometers deep. By studying the low shear velocity at a depth of 15-20km, within the fault planes, the wear can be determined. The seismic structure reflects the physical and chemical conditions and is closely related to the fault strength. An understanding of these directly relates to earthquake physics and potential seismic hazards. Another important feature to look at is the direct result that an earthquake has on the mountains around the fault including drainage. If the rocks are altered in grain size it will affect the permeability of that area. (Hong and Menke et al., 2005) The purpose of this paper is to research various methods that are used in the interpretation of structural damage to the San Jacinto fault. This information is useful in determining the previous earthquakes that have already occurred as well as ones to come....
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course GEOL 33 taught by Professor E during the Spring '12 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.
- Spring '12