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Faulty Behavior

January 8, 2013

image of a slip fault In an earthquake, ground motion is the result of waves emitted when the two sides of a fault move rapidly past each other. Not all fault segments move so quickly, however--some slip slowly and are considered to be "stable." One hypothesis suggests that creeping fault behavior is persistent over time, with stable segments acting as barriers to fast-slipping earthquakes. But a new study by researchers at the California Institute of Technology shows that this might not be true. Full Story

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