Earthquakes near Parkfield, California: Comparing the 1934 and 1966 Sequences

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Science  28 Sep 1979:
Vol. 205, Issue 4413, pp. 1375-1377
DOI: 10.1126/science.205.4413.1375


Moderate-sized earthquakes (Richter magnitude ML 5½) have occurred four times this century (1901, 1922, 1934, and 1966) on the San Andreas fault near Parkfield in central California. In many respects the June 1966 sequence was a remarkably detailed repetition of the June 1934 sequence, suggesting a recurring recognizable pattern of stress and fault zone behavior.

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