Award Date

8-2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Geoscience

Department

Geoscience

First Committee Member

Wanda Taylor, Chair

Second Committee Member

Brenda Buck

Third Committee Member

Michael Wells

Graduate Faculty Representative

Barbara Luke

Number of Pages

113

Abstract

The Stateline fault system (SFS) is a ~200 km long zone of dextral faults running NW along the NV/CA border from Primm, Nevada to Amargosa Valley in the western Central Basin and Range province (CBR). Because of size and proximity, the SFS poses a hazard to the 2.5 million people, most of who live within 10 km, in Pahrump, Nevada and within 40 km, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The goals of this thesis are to (1) understand if the SFS is accommodating faulting slip change in the CBR; (2) test the along strike continuity of the SFS in Pahrump and Stewart valleys; (3) establish the magnitudes, ages and frequencies of earthquakes on the SFS; and (4) better represent the potential hazard of future earthquakes.

Keywords

California; Earth sciences; Earthquake hazard analysis; Fault zones; Neotectonics; Nevada; Paleoseismology; Stateline fault; Stewart valley; Trench

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology | Geophysics and Seismology | Tectonics and Structure

Language

English

Comments

Author’s original Excel data spreadsheet has been modified into separate files

Attached file: Pahrump Wellogs Lithology

Attached file: Pahrump Wellogs Lith Types

Attached file: Pahrump Wellogs Location

Attached file: Plate

Carter_PahrumpWelllogsLithology2_2012.pdf (4579 kB)
Pahrump Wellogs Lithology

Carter_PahrumpWelllogsLithTypes_2012.pdf (84 kB)
Pahrump Wellogs Lith Types

Carter_PahrumpWelllogsLocation_2012.pdf (5331 kB)
Pahrump Wellogs Location

Plate1.pdf (9069 kB)
Plate


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