AbstractObservations of strain accumulation along plate margins in Japan, New Zealand, and the United States indicate that: (1) a typical maximum rate of secular strain accumulation is on the order of 0.3 ppm/a, (2) a substantial part of the strain accumulation process can be attributed to slip at depth on the major plate boundary faults, and (3) some plastic deformation in a zone 100 km or more in width is apparently involved in the strain accumulation process.
TypeOhio State Univ. Appl. of Geodesy to Geodyn., an Intern. Symp.; p 93-97
Document ID: 19790013302
Accession ID: 79N21473