PALEOSEISMIC INVESTIGATION OF THE NORTHERN WEBER SEGMENT OF THE WASATCH FAULT ZONE AT THE RICE CREEK TRENCH SITE, NORTH OGDEN, UTAH
Christopher B. DuRoss, Stephen F. Personius, Anthony J. Crone, Greg N. McDonald, David J. Lidke
This report presents new paleoseismic information for the northern Weber segment of the Wasatch fault zone, collected as part of a joint Utah Geological Survey and U.S. Geological Survey fault-trench investigation at Rice Creek. This research, which was partially funded through the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, expands the record of Weber-segment paleoearthquakes into the early Holocene, provides new timing and displacement data for the most recent earthquake, and helps reduce uncertainties in earthquake timing, recurrence, displacement, and vertical slip rate. These results are important for understanding segmentation of the northern Wasatch fault zone and for improving earthquake-hazard evaluations of the region.
CD (27 p. + 9 p. appendices, 2 pl.)