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Seismo-lineament along the Dog Valley Fault Zone near Truckee, California.

Resources for the Seismo-Lineament Analysis Method (SLAM)

The seismo-lineament analysis method is a tool to spatially correlate a shallow-focus earthquake to the surface trace of the fault that generated it. SLAM is the intellectual property and work product of Vince Cronin, and has been developed with assistance from Brandon Rasaka, Victoria Worrell, Jeremy Ashburn, Brian Bayliss, Chris Breed, Bruce Byars, Ryan Campbell, David Cleveland, Jon Cook, Kelly Cronin, Jordan Dickinson, Daniel Lancaster, Ryan Lindsay, Mark Millard, Shane Prochnow, Tyler Reed, Stephen Secrest, Lauren Seidman Robinson, Keith Sverdrup and Lisa Zygo, with funds from AAPG, Baylor University, Colorado Scientific Society, Ellis Exploration, Ft. Worth Geological Society, Geological Society of America, GCAGS, Samson Resources, Roy Shlemon Scholarship Fund, Sigma Xi, and SIPES.

Full papers describing SLAM

Cronin, V.S., 2014, Seismo-Lineament Analysis Method (SLAM), using earthquake focal mechanisms to help recognize seismogenic faults, in Grutzner, C., Choi, J-H., Edwards, P., and Kim, Y-.S., [editors], Proceeding of the 5th International INQUA Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archeoseismology, 21-27 September 2014, p. 28-31, ISBN 9791195344109 93450; available via

Cronin, V.S., Millard, M., Seidman, L, and Bayliss, B., 2008, The Seismo-Lineament Analysis Method (SLAM) -- A Reconnaissance Tool to Help Find Seismogenic Faults: Environmental and Engineering Geology, v. 14, no. 3, p. 199-219. Available via GeoScience World at
If you do not have access to the paper online, please contact Vince Cronin directly for a copy:

SLAM codes and workflow

Practical documents related to the implementation of SLAM in Vince Cronin's lab are accessible via

Some Thesis References

Ashburn, Jeremy, 2015, Investigation of a lineament that might mark the ground-surface trace of the Dog Valley fault, Truckee area, northern California: B.S. thesis, Baylor University, accessible via

Bayliss, Brian, 2007, Test of a method for recognizing unmapped seismogenic faults: M.S. thesis, Baylor University, accessible via

Dickinson, Jordan, 2015, A seismo-lineament study of magnitude 3.3-5.3 earthquakes near Trinidad, Colorado: B.S. thesis, Baylor University, accessible via

Lancaster, Daniel, 2011, Correlation of earthquakes with seismogenic faults along the Northern Arizona Seismic Belt, southwestern margin of the Colorado Plateau: M.S. thesis, Baylor University, accessible via

Lindsay, Ryan, 2012, Seismo-lineament analysis of selected earthquakes in the Tahoe-Truckee area, California and Nevada: M.S. thesis, Baylor University, accessible via

Millard, Mark, 2007, Linking onshore and offshore data to find seismogenic faults along the Eastern Malibu coastline: M.S. thesis, Baylor University, accessible via

Rasaka, Brandon, 2016, Correlation of selected earthquakes with seismogenic faults, central Oklahoma: M.S. thesis, Baylor University, accessible via

Reed, Tyler, 2014, Spatial correlation of earthquakes with two known and two suspected seismogenic faults, north Tahoe-Truckee area, California: M.S. thesis, Baylor University, accessible via

Seidman, Lauren, 2007, Seismo-lineament analysis of the Malibu Beach quadrangle, Southern California: M.S. thesis, Baylor University, accessible via

Some documents from recent SLAM presentations

An Adobe Acrobat PDF file of Vince Cronin's presentation at the INQUA PATA meeting in Busan, South Korea, is accessible via, and provides a visual introduction to SLAM.

An Adobe Acrobat PDF file of the oral presentation about SLAM at the Latin American Geological Congress in Medellin, Colombia, on August 31, 2011, is accessible via (~1.2 MB)

A poster describing tests of SLAM that has been presented at the IRIS workshop "Geophysical Hazards and Plate Boundary Processes in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean" in October 2010 is accessible via (~8 Mb).

The PowerPoint file of the Cronin and others presentation "Finding probable seismogenic faults using EarthScope data and SLAM" at the AEG meeting in South Lake Tahoe (2009) is accessible via The first half is an overview of EarthScope, and an example of a preliminary application of SLAM in the Lake Tahoe area is at the end of the presentation.

SLAM Bibliography (in approximate chronological order)

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