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Seismic and Bathymetric Evidence of a Fracture Zone on Gorda Ridge

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Science  16 Aug 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3842, pp. 688-690
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3842.688

Abstract

Swarms of seaquakes have been located hydroacoustically on Gorda Ridge near 41.5°N, 127.6°W, where detailed bathymetric charts indicate a slight dextral offset of the rift valley in the center of the ridge. It is suggested that a fracture zone may be nascent in the area.