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Advances in Earth Science  2012, Vol. 27 Issue (9): 947-956    DOI: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2012.09.0947
Review of Methods with Quantitative Studies of Activity Intensity of the Growth Fault
Lei Baohua
1.Key Laboratory of Marine Hydrocarbon Resources and Environmental Geology, Ministry of Land and Resources, Qingdao 266071, China;2.Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology, Qingdao 266071, China
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At present, the methods with quantitative studies of activity intensity of growth fault include growth index, ancient fault throw, fault activity rate, (ancient) sliding distance and the normal fault displacementlength relationship analysis. On the basis of previous research, this paper complements and summarizes these methods systemically. There methods are introduced and reviewed from the perspectives of proposing and distinguishing, the presuppositions and assumptions, the advantages and disadvantages, the comparison of different methods and their relationships. Through case studies, activity intensity of the Dazhangtuo fault with the methods of growth index, the ancient fault throw, fault activity rate and the normal fault displacementlength relationship analysis are calculated and the advantages and disadvantages of these methods are pointed out. Finally, the development trend of growth fault activity in quantitative research is forecasted. It is believed that the accuracy will be improved continuously, a variety of methods will be used, the evolution of fault will be more comprehensively studied, more geological and petroleum information will be revealed.

Key words:  Growth faults      Intensity of activities      Quantitative research      Method of comparison.     
Received:  02 April 2012      Published:  10 September 2012
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Lei Baohua. Review of Methods with Quantitative Studies of Activity Intensity of the Growth Fault. Advances in Earth Science, 2012, 27(9): 947-956.

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