Talk:Balcones Fault

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The link to the 2002 earthquake risk table is broken.

Now fixed, although there are lots of maps to choose from, so I just chose the first one listed.

This article needs a map that shows the location of the fault zone.

I will check on this , but haven't the recent earthquake activity in North Texas due to this fault zone? There was an up tick in tremors within the past few months that had many in the Dallas/Fort Worth area wondering if they were moved to California.Texdoc41 (talk) 19:08, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

I don't know why some articles mention the California Fan palm in association with this fault. True, it only occurs west of this fault - it only occurs in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Baja California. There may be a few outlying populations in mainland Mexico but there is no record of this plant naturally growing in Texas. So while the quote is technically correct, it doesn't make any sense. You could say the same thing about Giant Sequoias, California Condors, etc... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:57, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

This article should have no reference to the California fan palm. The source material cited states basically that, except for the California fan palm, all palms native to the continental United States are found east of the Balcones Fault. Its does not claim that this plant is naturally found anywhere near this region. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:19, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Balcones Fault vs. Balcones Fault Zone[edit]

Should this page be moved to Balcones Fault Zone? The geological literature almost always uses the zone nomenclature, as there is no single "Balcones Fault", but rather a system of related, subparallel faults. Press reports seem divided between "Balcones Fault", "Balcones Fault Zone", and "Balcones Escarpment" (a related topographic feature) with no obvious winner. I note that the introductory paragraph uses the "Balcones Fault Zone" title, and I think it is both accurate and important to distinguish between a single fault and a fault zone. However, Wikipedia has many links to the current page. Any move would of course get the standard redirect. I've also thought about adding a "Balcones Fault Zone" redirect that points to this article, but I'm not sure what the utility of that would be. I'll think about it. Anyone who thinks it should happen, feel free to do it.GeoGreg (talk) 20:46, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Northern terminus[edit]

I noticed some back and forth on the northern terminus of the fault (zone). I have added a citation to the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology/UT Tectonic Map of Texas, which clearly shows the fault zone extending north to the Dallas area. I wonder if the cited field trip log that named Waco as the northern terminus might have been referring to the surface expression of the Balcones Escarpment, rather than the subsurface fault zone. I believe a map issued by the BEG is more reliable than a self-published field guide.GeoGreg (talk) 05:59, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

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