MEGA earthquakes may be more likely due to ‘stable’ zones, say researchers

“Stable” zones could contribute to massive earthquakes, according to researchers from Caltech.

MEGA earthquakes may be more likely due to ‘stable’ zones, say researchers

Science Recorder | James Fluere | Thursday, January 10, 2013

Larger earthquakes may be more likely due to so-called "stable" zones, according to researchers from California Institute of Technology (Caltech.) Previous research has suggested that "stable" zones act as barriers to fast-slipping, shake-producing earthquake ruptures, but a new study by Caltech researchers and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology suggests otherwise... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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