Master of Science in Geoscience
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Wanda Taylor, Chair
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Graduate Faculty Representative
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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.
California; Earth sciences; Earthquake hazard analysis; Fault zones; Neotectonics; Nevada; Paleoseismology; Stateline fault; Stewart valley; Trench
Earth Sciences | Geology | Geophysics and Seismology | Tectonics and Structure
Carter, Jonathan, "Paleoseismic Study of the Stewart Valley and Northern Pahrump Segments of the Stateline Fault System, Nevada" (2012). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1517.