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Mechanisms of the aftershocks of the Kern County, California, earthquake of 1952

Båth, Markus and Richter, Charles F. (1958) Mechanisms of the aftershocks of the Kern County, California, earthquake of 1952. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 48 (2). pp. 133-146. ISSN 0037-1106.

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Using directions of first motion of longitudinal waves recorded at near-by stations, the orientation of fault traces and the nature of fault motions have been deduced for fifty-seven earthquakes of the Kern County aftershock series. Unlike the main shock, the aftershocks exhibit considerable strike slip with left-hand strike slip dominating on and to the south of the White Wolf fault and right-hand strike slip and dip slip to the north of it. The two last-mentioned mechanisms represent a secondary strain release, beginning not earlier than thirty-seven hours after the main shock.

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