Publication Date


Document Type


Committee Members

David Dominic (Committee Member), Ernest Hauser (Committee Chair), Doyle Watts (Committee Member)

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


During the summer of 2015 a 2D seismic line (WSU-2015), ~2.3km long, was collected by Wright State University along Watson Road, south of London, Ohio. This seismic line is parallel to and approximately 1/4 km south of `Line 6' of Mayhew (1969), which is one of six analog, single-fold seismic lines within the area that he studied. The focus of this research is to interpret the stratigraphy revealed by the new seismic line, especially to evaluate the existence or otherwise of a fault that Mayhew (1969) inferred in his interpretation. An important step in this new interpretation was to construct a synthetic seismogram using sonic and density logs from nearby boreholes. Mayhew's (1969) interpretation of a fault was based largely upon an abrupt change of regional dip and an interpreted diffraction near the top of what he interpreted as the Conasauga Formation. However, my interpretation is that the Conasauga Formation is unfaulted but does exhibit significant lateral facies changes. The way these changes were expressed on the older, single-fold, analog seismic data may have contributed to Mayhew's (1969) interpretation of a fault. This result raises questions about four other faults that were interpreted by Mayhew (1969) and have been included on the geological map of Ohio.

Page Count


Department or Program

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Year Degree Awarded