ABSTRACT

Map and Data for Quaternary Faults and Fault Systems on the Island of Hawai'i   [open pdf - 4MB]

"This report and digitally prepared, GIS [Geographic Information Systems]-based map is one of a series of similar products covering individual states or regions of United States that show the locations, ages, and activity rates of major earthquake-related features such as faults and fault-related folds. It is part of a continuing the effort to compile a comprehensive Quaternary fault and fold map and database for the United States, which is supported by the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program. [...] The primary intention of this compilation is to aid in seismic-hazard evaluations. The report contains detailed information on the location and style of faulting, the time of most recent movement, and assigns each feature to a slip-rate category (as a proxy for fault activity). It also contains the name and affiliation of the compiler, date of compilation, geographic and other paleoseismologic parameters, as well as an extensive set of references for each feature. The map (plate 1) shows faults, volcanic rift zones, and lineaments that show evidence of Quaternary surface movement related to faulting, including data on the time of most recent movement, sense of movement, slip rate, and continuity of surface expression."

Report Number:
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1284
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Date:
2007-12
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Geological Survey: http://www.usgs.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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