Stress magnitudes in the crust; constraints from stress orientation and relative magnitude data

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Authors:Zoback, Mary Lou; Magee, Marian
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Karlsruhe, Geophys. Inst., Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany
Univ. Durham, United Kingdom
Univ. Liverpool, United Kingdom
U. S. Geol. Surv., United States
Volume Title:Tectonic stress in the lithosphere
Volume Authors:Whitmarsh, R. B., editor; Bott, M. H. P.; Fairhead, J. D.; Kusznir, N. J.
Source:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 337(1645), p.181-194; A Royal Society discussion meeting ; Tectonic stress in the lithosphere, London, United Kingdom, Apr. 10-11, 1991, edited by R. B. Whitmarsh, M. H. P. Bott, J. D. Fairhead and N. J. Kusznir. Publisher: Royal Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0080-4614
Publication Date:1991
Note:In English. 37 refs.; illus. incl. sketch maps
Summary:Implications of a global stress database for the magnitude of stress in the upper lithosphere are investigated. Relative stress magnitudes are inferred from the style of faulting found in > 3032 intraplate focal mechanisms compiled world-wide, and allow a characterization ofmean stress levels in plates relative to the lithostat. Mercator projections summarize the global stresses, thrust faulting stress regimes, strike-slip faulting stress regimes and normal faulting stress regimes in World Stress Maps. [R.K.H.]
Subjects:Crust; Properties; Stress; World Stress Map Project
Abstract Numbers:92M/2336
Record ID:1992003422
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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