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� Average Shear Stress vs. Earthquake Stress Drop � Solving for Temperature and Surface Heat Flow � Data Comparison � Considering Hydrothermal Circulation � SummarySan Andreas Fault The San Andreas Fault is a

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con3nental transform fault that runs a length of roughly 810 miles (1,300 km) through California in the United States. The fault's mo3on is right-‐lateral strike-‐slip (horizontal mo3on). It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. It begins near the Salton Sea at the northern terminus of the East Pacific Rise and runs mainly northwest un3l termina3ng at the Mendocino Triple Junc3on. San Andreas Heat Flow Paradox It was recognized about 40 years ago that if the fric3onal strength of faults was as high as indicated by laboratory rock mechanics experiments (coefficient of fric3on 0.6 to 0.7), there should be an observable heat flow anomaly associated with high slip rate faults, such as the San Andreas. However, the lack of an observed heat flow anomaly on the San Andreas has been termed the “San Andreas Hea

Year: 2011
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