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Preliminary Report on the 16 October 1999 M 7.1 Hector Mine, California, Earthquake

Behr, Jeff and Bryant, Bill and Given, Doug and Gross, Karl and Hafner, Katrin and Hardebeck, Jeanne and Hauksson, Egill and Heaton, Tom and Hough, Susan and Hudnut, Ken and Hutton, Kate and Jones, Lucy and Kanamori, Hiroo and Kendrick, Katherine and King, Nancy and Maechling, Phil and Meltzner, Aron and Ponti, Dan and Rockwell, Tom and Shakal, Anthony and Simons, Mark and Stark, K. and Wald, David and Wald, Lisa and Zhu, Lupei (2000) Preliminary Report on the 16 October 1999 M 7.1 Hector Mine, California, Earthquake. Seismological Research Letters, 71 (1). pp. 11-23. ISSN 0895-0695. doi:10.1785/gssrl.71.1.11.

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The M_w 7.1 Hector Mine, California, earthquake occurred at 9:46 GMT on 16 October 1999. The event caused minimal damage because it was located in a remote, sparsely populated part of the Mojave Desert, approximately 47 miles east-southeast of Barstow, with epicentral coordinates 34.59°N 116.27°W and a hypocentral depth of 5 ± 3 km. Twelve foreshocks, M 1.9-3.8, preceded the mainshock during the previous twelve hours. All of these events were located close to the hypocenter of the mainshock.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Seismological Society of America. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, Southern California Earthquake Center, and California Division of Mines and Geology. We acknowledge Andy Michael and Nano Seeber for helpful and timely reviews of this manuscript. We thank Lt. Col. James J. Tabak, Captain Teitzel, Mr. Paul "Kip" Otis-Deihl, the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Section, the Range Operations Section, Range Control, and the command and personnel of Marine Corp Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-Nine Palms, California, for their tremendous assistance and cooperation in facilitating field investigations. We also thank CW04 T. Murphy, 1st Lt. J. Ochwatt, and SPC4 B. V. Cabanban, Jr. of the Los Alamitos Army Aviation Support Facility, California Army National Guard. The TriNet project is funded by FEMA/OES, USGS, and Caltech private-sector partners. We acknowledge the Southern California Integrated GPS Network (sponsored by the W M. Keck Foundation, NASA, NSF, USGS, SCEC) for providing data used in this study. SCEC is funded by NSF Cooperative Agreement EAR-8920136, USGS Cooperative Agreement 1434-HQ-97AG01718, and California Department of Transportation Contract 59A0050. Caltech Seismology Laboratory contribution #8685. SCEC contribution #494.
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