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Accession Number DE2012-1053760
Title Summary of Fault Recurrence and Strain Rates in the Vicinity of the Hanford Site. Topical Report.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 90p
Personal Author B. N. Bjornstad K. Winsor S. D. Unwin
Abstract This document is one in a series of three topical reports compiled by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to summarize technical information on selected topics important to the performance of a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis of the Hanford Site. The data used to compile this report are based on scientific studies and a literature search current through 2008. The purpose of this report is to summarize available data and analyses relevant to fault recurrence and strain rates within the Yakima Fold Belt. Strain rates have met with contention in the expert community and may have a significant potential for impact on the seismic hazard estimate at the Hanford Site. This report defines alternative conceptual models relevant to this technical issue and the arguments and data that support those models. It provides a brief description of the technical issue and principal uncertainties; a general overview on the nature of the technical issue, along with alternative conceptual models, supporting arguments and information, and uncertainties; and finally, suggests some prospective approaches to reducing uncertainties about earthquake recurrence rates for the Yakima Fold Belt.
Keywords Earthquakes
Geologic faults
Ground motion
Hanford Reservation
Probabilistic estimation
Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis(PSHA)
Seismic events
Strain rates

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 48F - Geology & Geophysics
77 - Nuclear Science & Technology
Corporate Author Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number DE-AC05-76RL01830

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