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Tabletop Fault Model Reveals Why Some Quakes Result in Faster Shaking

October 31, 2012

fault model sensors A new University of California, Berkeley, study reveals that the more time an earthquake fault has to heal, the faster the shake it will produce when it finally ruptures. Because the rapidity and strength of the shaking are what causes damage to major structures, the new findings could help engineers better assess the vulnerabilities of buildings, bridges and roads. The study also showed that a lab model of a fault can provide important information for natural faults. Full Story

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