Paleoseismology of Utah, Volume 6: The Oquirrh fault zone, Tooele County, Utah: a surficial geology and paleoseismicity (SS-88)

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Paleoseismic Studies

By: W. R. Lund, editor

This Utah Geological Survey Special Study, The Oquirrh Fault Zone, Tooele County, Utah: Surficial Geology and Paleoseismicity, is the sixth report in the Paleoseismology of Utah series. This series makes the results of paleoseismic investigations in Utah available to geoscientists, engineers, planners, public officials, and the general public. These studies provide critical information on earthquake timing, recurrence, displacement, slip rate, and fault geometry which can be used to characterize potential seismic sources and evaluate the long-term earthquake hazard presented by Utah's Quaternary faults.

The two reports in this Special Study provide critical geologic and paleoseismic information on the Oquirrh fault zone, a Quaternary fault in eastern Tooele County, west-central Utah. The Oquirrh fault zone has long been recognized as a potential source of large earthquakes which could affect military and hazardous waste facilities, nearby towns, and populous areas of the more distant central Wasatch Front.

Other Information:
Published: 1996
Pages: 64 p.
Plates: 2 pl.
Scale: 1:24,000
Location: Tooele County
Media Type: Paper Publication

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