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Relation of surficial earth materials to the characteristics of the 1992 Landers earthquake surface rupture

Fenton, Johanna S.; Bray, Jonathan D.

UCB/GT-94-05, University of California, Berkeley, Geotechnical Engineering, 1994-09, PDF (5 MB)

Surface rupture is studied in a largely undeveloped San Bernardino County area affected by the Landers earthquake in June 28, 1992. The study sought to determine whether a relationship between surficial earth materials and rupture zone characteristics could be established. Evidence of this relationship is not evident on a regional scale; however, shared characteristics of surface soils may have obscured differences observable in more distinct material types.

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