A comparison of the orientation of joints with the focal mechanisms of earthquakes in the Alpine region

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A. E. SCHEIDEGGER

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ABSTRACT - It is well known that the principal tectonic stress directions in
an area can be determined from earthquake fault plane solutions. Recently, a
method has been developed by which these directions can also be determined
from measurements of the orientation of joints in an area. In the present paper,
a comparison is attempted between the directions calculated by the two methods
for the Alpine region. It is shown that in Switzerland the agreement between
the two methods is good.

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SCHEIDEGGER AE. A comparison of the orientation of joints with the focal mechanisms of earthquakes in the Alpine region. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 1977Nov.25 [cited 2021Oct.20];30(3-4):260-8. Available from: https://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/view/4822
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