Simulating the coseismic behavior and evolution of segmented strike-slip fault systems

Elizabeth (Betsy) Madden

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Date & Time
Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
Annemarie Baltay

I will share results from site-specific, three-dimensional, mechanical models of coseismically interacting faults and from bare bones, two-dimensional, generalized models of fault slip and growth over geologic time that assume a lazy Earth. Both approaches provide insights into segmented, strike-slip fault systems that are critical to mitigating seismic hazard, understanding fault evolution, and characterizing subsurface fluid flow.

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