Event Title

Using GPS to Estimate Slip Rates of the San Andreas Fault, and other Faults within a Transect Across the Transform Boundary of the Pacific and North American Tectonic Plates through Desert Hot Springs

Presenter Information

Johnathan Freeman

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Natural Sciences

Major

Geological Sciences

Session Number

3

Location

RM 211

Faculty Mentor

Sally McGill

Juror Names

Moderator: Dr. Kimberly Cousins

Start Date

5-19-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

5-19-2016 4:20 PM

Abstract

I used elastic modeling of GPS data from a transect across the Pacific/North American plate boundary near Desert Hot Springs to estimate the slip rates of a section of the San Andreas Fault, as well as other major neighboring faults. This transect extends in a northeastern direction from the Pacific Ocean, about 91 km west of San Diego, California, to about 109 km southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The faults I tested within this transect, along with the obtained slip rates, are the Newport-Inglewood fault: 0-3 mm/yr, Elsinore fault: 3-7 mm/yr, San Jacinto fault: 11-19 mm/yr, the Banning and Mission Creek branches of the San Andreas: 5-20 mm/yr and 2-20 mm/yr respectively, Copper Mountain fault: 0-2 mm/yr, Mesquite Lake fault: 0-2 mm/yr, and Cleghorne Lake fault: 0-1 mm/yr.

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Using GPS to Estimate Slip Rates of the San Andreas Fault, and other Faults within a Transect Across the Transform Boundary of the Pacific and North American Tectonic Plates through Desert Hot Springs

RM 211

I used elastic modeling of GPS data from a transect across the Pacific/North American plate boundary near Desert Hot Springs to estimate the slip rates of a section of the San Andreas Fault, as well as other major neighboring faults. This transect extends in a northeastern direction from the Pacific Ocean, about 91 km west of San Diego, California, to about 109 km southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The faults I tested within this transect, along with the obtained slip rates, are the Newport-Inglewood fault: 0-3 mm/yr, Elsinore fault: 3-7 mm/yr, San Jacinto fault: 11-19 mm/yr, the Banning and Mission Creek branches of the San Andreas: 5-20 mm/yr and 2-20 mm/yr respectively, Copper Mountain fault: 0-2 mm/yr, Mesquite Lake fault: 0-2 mm/yr, and Cleghorne Lake fault: 0-1 mm/yr.