Possible Continental Continuation of the Mendocino Fracture Zone

Science  31 Aug 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3531, pp. 685-686
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3531.685


The Mendocino fracture zone may continue through or below North America near 40°N latitude. This is suggested by instances of left-lateral movement, location of basin deeps, sedimentation patterns, interruption of a major magnetic anomaly, and inflection of major structural trends. A major segmentation of middle North America results.