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January 29, 2013

Earthquake Velocity Magnitude at Different Intervals

Snapshots of velocity magnitude at different intervals. Along the fault, the Coachella Valley experiences particularly strong shaking, and large amplitude waves are generated in the Los Angeles and Ventura basins. Strong, near-fault ground motion is noticed further north beyond Parkfield. [Research supported by NSF grants EAR 06-23704, EAR 07-44493, SCI 05-03697, OCI 05-03944 and OCI 09-32251.] (Date of Image: December 2009) [See related image Here.]

Credit: Simulation team: Yifeng Cui, San Diego Supercomputer Center; Kim Olsen, San Diego State University; image by Amit Chourasia, San Diego Supercomputer Center

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