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SCEC's 'M8' Earthquake Simulation Breaks Computational Records, Promises Better Quake Models


November 19, 2010

M8 visualization showing intense shaking in LA A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Southern California Earthquake Center recently presented the world's most advanced earthquake shaking simulation. The "M8" simulation represents how a magnitude 8.0 earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault will shake a larger area, in greater detail, than previously possible, and advances the state-of-the-art in terms of the speed and efficiency at which such calculations can be performed. Full Story

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