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Anomalous Seismicity in the San Diego Coastal Region

Heaton, Thomas H. (1987) Anomalous Seismicity in the San Diego Coastal Region. In: Proceedings of Workshop XXXVII; a workshop on Physical and observational basis for intermediate-term earthquake prediction. U.S. Geological Survey open-file report. No.87-591. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey , Denver, CO, pp. 667-681. ISBN 22647232

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This short note documents recent seismic activity in the coastal region adjacent to San Diego. Seismic activity in the region has increased dramatically since 1983 when compared with previous historic activity. Similar increases in seismicity, that occurred prior to significant earthquakes in California, are also documented. It is speculated that the tectonic style in the continental borderland off of San Diego is very similar to that in the Basin and Range province.

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Additional Information:© 1987 U.S. Geological Survey. I thank Doug Given, Kate Hutton, Brad Hager, and Gene Humphreys for their useful discussions. I also thank Lucy Jones for her review of this report.
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