The Giles County, Virginia, seismogenic zone

seismological results and geological interpretations
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The Survey , [Reston, Va.?]
Seismology -- Virginia -- Giles C
Statementby G.A. Bollinger and Russell L. Wheeler ; United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey.
SeriesOpen-file report -- 82-585., Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 82-585.
ContributionsWheeler, Russell L., Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Pagination1 v.
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Get this from a library. The Giles County, Virginia, seismogenic zone: seismological results and geological interpretations. [G A Bollinger; Russell L Wheeler; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. The Giles County, Virginia seismic zone.

(U.S. Geological Survey professional paper ; ) "A description of Virginia newly recognized seismogenic zone, with contributions towards evaluation of its seismic hazard." Bibliography: p. Supt. of Docs no.: I 1. Seismology Virginia Giles County.

Faults (Geology) Virginia Giles by: 9. Any errors or omissions should be reported to the Giles County Geographic Information Systems Office.

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Get this from a library. The Giles County, Virginia seismic zone: seismological results and geological interpretations.

[G A Bollinger; Russell L Wheeler; Geological Survey (U.S.),]. Giles County, Virginia. Chemical Lime Company of Virginia operates an underground mine and a quarry in the Five The Giles County Limestone near Kimballton.

In this company produced more thanshort tons of high calcium limestone. Most of the stone was calcined into lime that was marketed for various industrial purposes. In geophysics and seismology, the seismogenic layer covers the range of depths within the crust or lithosphere in which most earthquakes originate.

The thickness is heavily dependent on location. For oceanic crust, the seismogenic layer thickness can be km, and for continental crust, it ranges from km. It is also important to note that at subduction zones, there is one. Earthquakes occur underground along geologic faults. Although Virginia has many faults, nearly all of them are inactive.

Most earthquakes in Virginia are not associated with a known fault, but occur within three distinct seismic zones: the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone (ETSZ) includes Lee County in far southwestern Virginia; the Giles County Seismic Zone (GCSZ) extends.

Virginia seismic zones: Two distinct seismic zones are located in Virginia: The Central Virginia Seismic Zone and the Giles County Seismic Zone.

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Both of these zones produce recurrent small earthquakes at least every few years. Map by USGS. Click to enlarge. Earthquakes occur in the crust or upper mantle, which ranges from the earth's surface to about kilometers deep (about miles).

The strength of shaking from an earthquake diminishes with increasing distance from the earthquake's source, so the strength of shaking at the surface from an earthquake that occurs at km deep is considerably less than if the same.

The Central Virginia Seismic Zone is one of three distinct seismic zones in the state, the other two being the Giles County Seismic Zone in the southwest of the state (centered in Giles County) and a small part of the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone which extends (barely) into the southwestern tip of Virginia (though nearly all of the activity.

EARTHQUAKES IN THE GILES COUNTY SEISMIC ZONE Since at leastpeople in the Giles County seismic zone of southwestern Virginia and adjacent West Virginia have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones. The largest damaging earthquake (magnitude ) in the seismic zone occurred in Smaller, slightly.

Giles County the University of Virginia operates the Mountain Lake Biological Field Station on Salt Pond Mountain, near Mountain Lake Source: Giles County WebGIS (Parcel ID: displayed in. Geologic units in Giles county, Virginia.

Additional scientific data in this geographic area. Knox The limestone generally is the middle member of the Moccasin southwest of Giles County. In eastern Giles County and northeastward a thin medium-grained, gray sandstone occurs near the base of the Moccasin.

) and is a transition zone. The proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline appears to go right through the Giles County Seismic Zone. Although we have recently (Aug. 23, ) witnessed a successful automatic shutdown of. has identified a seismogenic zone within Giles County that may be associated with that event (Bollinger and Wheeler,; Bollinger, ).

In the Giles County area, the New River turns from its northeastward course, along strike, and cuts northwest­ ward across the grain of the Appalachian foreland. Exten­Cited by: 2. References R. Allen Jr., Geology and mineral resources of Greene and Madison counties, Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, Bulletin, 78,Google Scholar.

The base of the seismogenic zone is the top of the more ductile asthenosphere. Questions or comments. Facebook Twitter Google Email Learn FAQ For Kids Earthquake Topics Earthquake Glossary Prepare Google Earth/KML Files Earthquake Summary Posters Today in Earthquake History Earthquakes Hazards Data & Products Learn Monitoring Research.

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Hobbs. ETSZ: This zone is the smallest zone in Virginia are reaches the farthest southwestern region containing Lee County.

The entirety of the zone extends to northeast Alabama and is one of the most active seismic zones in the eastern United States. Image taken from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Resources. Eathquake. Giles County, VA Geographic Information System. Public Site. DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this page is NOT to be construed or used as a "legal description".

Map information as shown is from county tax maps, subdivision plats and other sources. Property lines as shown may not show precisely where the legal boundary lines are.

Abstract. A study of seismotectonics in the southeastern United States was carried out by examining a variety of parameters that includes pattern of seismicity, neotectonics (including the state of stress, ground deformation and estimation of recurrence rate for larger events) and a description of seismogenic by: 2.

Earthquake Information for Giles County, Virginia. Giles County, VA has a low earthquake risk, with a total of 3 earthquakes since The USGS database shows that there is a % chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Giles County, VA within the next 50 years.

Giles County Earthquake of News Reports. Because the Giles County earthquake preceded seismic networks, there were few direct measures of the ground motion resulting from the earthquake. For this, and other pre-network events, one determines intensities for the event and infers from that a magnitude, or some other measure of size.

(geology) the layer of the Earth's crust, at the top of the asthenosphere, where most earthquakes originate. Virginia Seismic Zone Map.

Virginia Seismic Zone Map.

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Listed below are some of the largest quakes to hit Virginia. 05 31 - Giles County, Virginia - M 05 05 - Virginia - M 12 09 - Virginia - M 08 23 - Louisa County, Virginia - M   What is the earthquake zone for this area. At issue is the Giles County Seismic Zone and fault. USGS indicates to news that “Since at leastpeople in the Giles County seismic zone of southwestern Virginia and adjacent West Virginia have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones.

A correlation between earthquake hypocenters and seismic reflection data in central Virginia has become apparent on an "automatic line drawing" (ALD) display of seismic reflection by: For Virginia, the earthquake that struck Tuesday was the big one.

The state hasn’t suffered a quake of this size since the slightly larger one that rattled Giles County in “That’s the. About Giles County: Giles County - Gis is located at N Main St in Pearisburg, VA - Giles County and is a county government agency specialized in County is listed in the categories City & County Administrative Agencies, City & County Government and Government Offices County.

Earthquakes in Virginia. The James River follows the Central Virginia Seismic Zone between Charlottesville and Richmond and the New River follows the Giles County Seismic Zone from Radford to the West Virginia border. Virginia is pretty stable, but just about any place in the state can experience an earthquake.

Earthquake Information for Giles County, Tennessee. Giles County, TN has a very low earthquake risk, with a total of 1 earthquakes since The USGS database shows that there is a % chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Giles County, TN within the next 50 years.This easy to use USGS topo CD is a great way to print your own maps of anyplace in Giles County, Virginia.

These are the highest detailed USGS maps available. A scale ofallows considerable detail with elevation contours; inches = 1 mile. All maps have been joined together into one digital file without the text in the borders.Structural and stratigraphic framework of the Giles County area, a part of the Appalachian Basin of Virginia and West Virginia Bulletin E.