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Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Neotectonic features

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Frequently anticipated questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Neotectonic features
Abstract:
Although many faults are detected at the surface and in deep structures, they are important in evaluating present seismic hazard only if they show evidence of having recent slip. Older faults may have healed, or movement may have occurred under a different stress orientation than currently exists, or seismic activity may wax and wane at intervals longer than the historic record. In this cover, we show locations of known or suspected recent faulting. Features were identified in trenches, auger holes, wells, or on the surface.
  1. How might this data set be cited?
    Rhea, Susan, 1997, Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database: Neotectonic features: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-0681, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?
    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -89
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -87
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 39
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.5
  3. What does it look like?
  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?
    Beginning_Date:
    Ending_Date: 1995Currentness_Reference: publication date
  5. What is the general form of this data set?
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?
    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?
      This is a Point data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • Point (13)
      • String (0)
      • GT-polygon composed of chains (0)
    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?
      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest .01. Longitudes are given to the nearest .01. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal Degrees. The horizontal datum used is Unknown.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.4.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.98.
  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?
    NEOTECT.PAT
    point attributes, map code for name (Source: Rhea)
    NAME
    map code, used as label on map and entry in Table of Sheet D (Source: Rhea)
    ValueDefinition
    C-SS1(N) 
    C-SS1(S) 
    C-SS3 
    F-WR 
    HL 
    N-BCA 
    N-M 
    N-MC 
    N-NC 
    RM-15 
    RM-16 
    S-SA1 
    S-SA2 

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)
  2. Who also contributed to the data set?
    Rhea
  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?
    Susan Rhea
    US Geological Survey
    Geophysicist
    MS966, Box 25046, Federal Center
    Denver, CO
    USA

    303-273-8639 (voice)
    303-273-8600 (FAX)
    rhea@usgs.gov
    Contact_Instructions: email is the best way to make contact

Why was the data set created?

The data was generated to help in understanding the seismotectonic hazards in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley. This data complements similar data collected in the vicinity of New Madrid, MO US Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-0574 at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1995/0574/

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?
    (source 1 of 6)
    Nelson, W.J., Denny, F.B., Devera, J.A., Follmer, L.R., and Masters, J.M., 1997, Tertiary and Quaternary tectonic faulting in southernmost Illinois: Engineering Geology v. 6.

    Other_Citation_Details: p. 235-258
    (source 2 of 6)
    Chadwick, D.L., 1989, Investigation of recent movement within the Rough Creek Fault Zone in McLean and: M.S. thesis, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.

    Other_Citation_Details: 118 pages, 5 folded plates
    (source 3 of 6)
    Fraser, G.S., Thompson, T.A., Olyphant, G.A., Furer, L.A., and Bennett, S.W., 1997, Geomorphic response to the tectonically-induced ground deformation in the Wabash Valley: Seismological Research Letters vol 68, Seismological Society of America.

    Other_Citation_Details: p.662-674
    (source 4 of 6)
    Heigold, P.C., and Larson, T.H., 1994, Geophysical investigations of possible recent ground deformation and neotectonism in White County, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Open-File Series 1994-5, Illinois St. Geological Survey, Illinois.

    Other_Citation_Details: 22 p.
    (source 5 of 6)
    Rhoades, Roger, and Mistler, A.J., 1941, Post-Appalachian faulting in western Kentucky: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin vol 25, American Association Petroleum Geologists.

    Other_Citation_Details: p. 2046-2056
    (source 6 of 6)
    Stickney, J.F., 1985, Investigation of recent movement along the Rough Creek Fault System in Webster and mcLean COunties, Kentucky: M.S. thesis, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.

    Other_Citation_Details: 95 pages, 5 folded plates
  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?
    Date: 1996 (process 1 of 2)
    The data was transposed onto topographic maps from various paper map sources and digitized. Map codes were added to the point attributes.
    Date: 06-May-1998 (process 2 of 2)
    Creation of original metadata record Person who carried out this activity:
    Susan Rhea
    US Geological Survey
    Geophysicist
    MS966, Box 25046, Federal Center
    Denver, CO
    USA

    303-273-8639 (voice)
    303-273-8600 (FAX)
    rhea@usgs.gov
    Contact_Instructions: email is the best way to make contact
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?
    Wheeler, R.L., Rhea, Susan, and Diehl, S.F., Drahovzal, J.A., Bear, G.W., and Sargent, M.L., 1997, Seismotectonic map showing faults, igneous rocks, and geophysical and neotectonic features in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2583-D, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver.

    Other_Citation_Details: pamphlet accompanies map

How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?
    The attribute accuracy is described, where present, with each attribute defined in the Entity and Attribute Section.
  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?
  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?
  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?
    all discovered features are included
  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?
    Point features present.

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)
    Susan Rhea
    US Geological Survey
    Geophysicist
    USGS Mail Stop 966
    Box 25046, Federal Center
    Denver, CO
    USA

    303-273-8639 (voice)
    303-273-8600 (FAX)
    rhea@usgs.gov
    Contact_Instructions: Email is the best way to make contact.
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set? USGS Open-File Report 97-0681
  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?
    This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards and stratigraphic nomenclature. Any use of trade names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the USGS.
  4. How can I download or order the data?
  5. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?
    ARC/INFO version 7.0.3 or later or ArcView 3.0 or later

Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 10-Jun-2016
Metadata author:
Peter N Schweitzer
USGS Midwest Area
Collection manager, USGS Geoscience Data Clearinghouse, http://geo-nsdi.er.usgs.gov/
Mail Stop 954
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA
USA

703-648-6533 (voice)
703-648-6252 (FAX)
pschweitzer@usgs.gov
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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