Li-Fan Yue and John Suppe

 

We construct the 3D Chelungpu thrust model based on detailed surface geology, several published, unpublished seismic lines and wells. These data clearly show that the fault actually runs parallel to bedding and flattens out to an upper detachment at 5 to 6 km depth. This new fault model is independent of coseismic displacement and seismic measurement and therefore can be adopted for further comparison and inversion studies.

 

Paper:

Yue, L.F., Suppe, J., Hung, J.H., Structural geology of a classic thrust belt earthquake:
the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake Taiwan (Mw = 7.6)
submitted to Journal of Structural Geology.

 

Active Fault-Related Folding In The Central Taiwan Foreland Basin

Li-Fan Yue and John Suppe

 

GSA Abstract (2004)

Structure of the western Taiwan thrust belt and its present activity

Yue L., Suppe J.

 

AGU abstract (2004)

Active Faulting and Pore-Fluid Pressure in the Taiwan Thrust Belt

Yue L., Suppe J.

 

 

3D model of Chelugpu Thrust


Ramon Gonzalez-Mieres and John Suppe

Aurelia Hubert-Ferrari and Xin Wang

 

The Chinese Tien Shan is one of the most active intercontinental mountain of the world. This project involves seismic profiles, well data, surface geology, and remote sensors to constraint the most recent deformation on the Central and Western  Tien Shan.

We look for the relationship between the surfaces deformation and the underlying process and the collision between The Pamir Massif and the Tien Shan at the north western corner of the Tarim Basin. 

 

Papers:

 

Hubert-Ferrari A., Suppe J., Wang X., Jia C., 2003, The Yakeng detachment fold, China. In  J. Shaw, C. Connors, J. Suppe, editors, Seismic Interpretation of Contractional Fault-Related Folds. American Association of Petroleum Geologists (in press).

Hubert-Ferrari A., Suppe J., Jerome Van Der Woerd, Wang X., Lu H., 2003, Irregular earthquake cycle along the southern Tianshan, China (Aksu area).  Journal of Geophysical Research. (submitted).

Hubert-Ferrari A., Suppe J., Gonzalez-Mieres R., Wang X., Lu X., 2003, Linking the surface to the subsurface: surface effects of active folding, southern Tianshan thrust belt, Kuche, China. Tectonic (to be submitted)

 

TAFFFB abstract (2005)

Surface Effects Of Active Folding, Illustrated With Examples From The Tianshan
Aurélia Hubert-Ferrari, John Suppe,

Ramon Gonzalez-Mieres, Wang Xin
 

 

GSA Abstract (2004)

The long active southern Tianshan thrust belt, Kuche, Xinjiang China

Suppe, J., Hubert-Ferrari, A., Wang, X.

AGU abstract (2004)

Relationships Between Incremental and Cumulative Fold Growth With Neotectonic Examples From the Southern Tianshan, China

Suppe, J., Hubert-Ferrari, A., Wang, X.

 

 

Landsat4 Kasghar-Atushi area Western Tien Shan


Ramon Gonzalez-Mieres and John Suppe

The initial ideal relationship between area relief-shortening- detachment depth  has been tested in 4 seismic examples using the new area thickness relief method (Ferrari et al. 2004).
We look into the  graph of area excess vs. height over the detachment  as well as other information from the detail analysis of the detachment fold to understand how the deformation is driven into this simple structure and compare the results with the kinematic models proposed early.

Paper:

Gonzalez-Mieres R., Suppe J. Releif and shortening in Detachment folds, in preparation.

 

TAFFFB abstract (2005)

Shortening and Shortening History in Detachment Folds determined by Thickness-relief Analysis, with examples from Tianshan and Cascadia.

Gonzalez-Mieres R., Suppe J.

 

TAFFFB abstract (2005)

Detachment Folding
John Suppe

 

 

GSA Abstract (2004)

Analysis of shortening in an active detachment fold, Nankai Trough—an introduction to “thickness-relief analysis”

Gonzalez-Mieres R., Suppe J.

 

AGU abstract (2004)

Analysis of the Growth of Active Detachment Folds Applying the new Thickness Relief Method, With Examples From the Tien-Shan and Nankai Trough.

Gonzalez-Mieres R., Suppe J.

 

 

 

 

 

detachment fold Nankai Trough, vertical exaggerate
 


Li-Fan Yue and John Suppe

 

3D fault models of San Jacinto, Elsinore and southern San Andreas Fault systems, California.

We relocated around 70,000 earthquakes of Southern California from datasets of catalog (SCEDC, Southern California Earthquake Data Center), Hauksson (2000), Richards-Dinger and Shearer (2000) based on double-difference (Waldhauser and Ellsworth, 2000) and also collapsing methods (Jones and Stewart, 1997) to be the basis of our fault models (Figure 2). The relocated earthquakes clearly form several tight clusters, which can be correlated to surface breaks and traces very well. Based on relocated earthquakes and surface traces, therefore, we successfully mapped around 50 faults of San Jacinto, Elsinore and southern San Andreas Fault systems.

 

Paper:

 

Yue, L.F., Suppe, J., 3D fault imaging of the San Jacinto fault zone, California. In preparation.

 

 

Map of the collapsed hypocenter locations of the period 1981-1988 (Haksson, 200). SAF= San Andreas Fault, LSF= Laguna Salada Fault, ERF= Elmore Ranch Fault, SHF=Superstition Hills Fault. TZ indicates the SW-NE trending fault zone.


 



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