GEOPHYSICAL AND STRUCTURAL HAZARD ASSESSMENT OF THE HUKOU ANTICLINE, TAIWAN
This project focuses on the tectonically active northwest region of Taiwan, particularly the Hukou anticline. Hukou anticline is one of a series of fault-cored antclines in the active fold-and-thrust belt. Interpretation of field data coupled with seismic reflection data, well logs, and geodetic data (GPS and leveling) is used to produce a tectonic model of the growth of the anticline and its relationship to ongoing shortening in the region. To assess earthquake hazard associated with growth of Hukou anticline, we are using subsurface fold geometry and models of fault-related folding to locate the blind thrust and determine the fault slip rate.