Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

G.W. Putman


The structural disposition and movement potential of the McGregor Fault System in Eastern New York State are reviewed from the perspective of a paleoseismic investigation. The McGregor Fault zone has been located beneath deltaic sediments west of West Glens Falls using commercial and residential bore hole data and microgravity surveys. A 34 m long trench was excavated in overburden near the western margin of the McGregor Fault zone to a depth of 3.2 m. Stratified fluvially deposited sediments were exposed which showed no evidence of earthquake induced deformation or offset. However, the overburden present here does not possess optimal qualities necessary to record liquifaction events. Also, the total thickness of the sediment and the large width of the fault zone relative to the trench length make encounters of earthquake induced offset effects unlikely at this locality.


Tice, S.J., 1993. A paleoseismic investigation of the McGregor Fault, east-central New York.
Unpublished MSc. thesis, State University of New York at Albany. 129 pp., +ix
University at Albany Science Library call number: SCIENCE Oversize (*) QE 40 Z899 1993 T53