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The Music of Fault Zones

By Amir Allam, Hongrui Qiu, Fan-Chi Lin, and Yehuda Ben-Zion

 Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah

We deployed 108 seismometers in a dense line across the most active fault in Southern California (the San Jacinto fault) and recorded 50 small earthquakes. This animation shows how the fault zone itself is resonating due to the passing waves. The earthquakes are exciting normal mode oscillations - just like on a guitar string - directly underneath the seismometers. This is due to a zone of highly damaged rocks near the active fault which act to trap passing seismic energy. This resonance decreases in amplitude with increasing distance from the fault zone.

System Status

General Environment

last update: 2022-07-02 21:23:05
General Nodes
system cores % util.
kingspeak 820/832 98.56%
notchpeak 3132/3164 98.99%
lonepeak 2603/2620 99.35%
Owner/Restricted Nodes
system cores % util.
ash 2256/4072 55.4%
notchpeak 12065/12260 98.41%
kingspeak 2813/5620 50.05%
lonepeak 20/416 4.81%

Protected Environment

last update: 2022-07-02 21:20:03
General Nodes
system cores % util.
redwood 436/716 60.89%
Owner/Restricted Nodes
system cores % util.
redwood 1832/5460 33.55%


Cluster Utilization

Last Updated: 7/1/22