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The Hector Mine, California, Earthquake of 16 October 1999: Introduction to the Special Issue

Rymer, Michael J. and Langenheim, Victoria E. and Hauksson, Egill (2002) The Hector Mine, California, Earthquake of 16 October 1999: Introduction to the Special Issue. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92 (4). pp. 1147-1153. ISSN 0037-1106. doi:10.1785/0120000900.

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The Hector Mine, California, earthquake (M_w 7.1) struck the Mojave Desert at 09:46 UTC, 16 October 1999. The earthquake occurred approximately 55 km northwest of the town of Twentynine Palms, California, and about 200 km east-northeast of Los Angeles (Fig. 1). The shock was widely felt throughout southern California, southern Nevada, western Arizona, and northernmost Baja California, Mexico. The Hector Mine earthquake, like the M_w 7.3 Landers earthquake seven years earlier, was associated with fault rupture in the eastern California shear zone (ECSZ) (Fig. 1), which is an approximately 80-km-wide zone of deformation that accommodates about 24% of the relative Pacific–North American plate motion (Sauber et al., 1986, 1994; Dokka and Travis, 1990; Savage et al., 1990, 2001; Gan et al., 2000; Miller et al., 2001). A block diagram highlighting some of the basic aspects of the Hector Mine earthquake is presented in Figure 2. A preliminary summary of the Hector Mine earthquake, its effects, and the response of the geoscience community is presented by Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey; Southern California Earthquake Center, and California Division of Mines and Geology (USGS, SCEC, and CDMG, 2000).

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Additional Information:© 2002 by the Seismological Society of America. Manuscript received 16 March 2002. We thank Susan Hough and Rufus Catchings (both at the USGS) for constructive reviews and Michael Fehler, Neena Paul, and Carol Mark (Bulletin editorial staff) for their encouragement, cooperation, and patience in producing this special issue. We also thank the authors for their dedication to investigate aspects of the Hector Mine earthquake. Special thanks go to reviewers of all the articles presented in this special issue; their time, effort, and constructive comments improved the whole of the issue.
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Official Citation:Michael J. Rymer, Victoria E. Langenheim, and Egill Hauksson The Hector Mine, California, Earthquake of 16 October 1999: Introduction to the Special Issue Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, May 2002, v. 92, p. 1147-1153, doi:10.1785/0120000900
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