publication . Article . Report . 1979

VERTICAL MOVEMENT ALONG THE CERRO PRIETO TRANSFORM FAULT, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO - A MECHANISM FOR GEOTHERMAL ENERGY RENEWAL

S. Vonder Haar; J.E. Noble; I. Puente Cruz;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 1979
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
Data from 53 geothermal wells to depths of 1 to 3 km on either side of the right-lateral Cerro Prieto fault, as well as geophysical data, indicate vertical displacements of this fault of 400 to 600 m. This episoidic vertical movement has offset deltaic sandstone reservoirs that are primarily at 1200 m and 1800 m depth and contain 250{sup 0} to 345{sup 0}C water. A major fracture system for convective fluid movement has been thus maintained, with production at 150 MW.
Subjects
free text keywords: Transform fault, Geothermal exploration, Groundwater recharge, Vertical motion, Geothermal gradient, Geomorphology, Energy technology, Convection, Geology, Geothermal energy, business.industry, business
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