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GREAT THRUST EARTHQUAKES AND ASEISMIC SLIP ALONG THE PLATE BOUNDARY OF THE MAKRAN SUBDUCTION ZONE
The Makran subduction zone of Iran and Pakistan exhibits strong variation in seismicity between its eastern and western segments and has one of the world's largest forearcs. We determine the sourceExpand
Seismic moment catalog of large shallow earthquakes, 1900 to 1989
We compile a worldwide catalog of shallow (depth < 70 km) and large ( Ms ≥ 7) earthquakes recorded between 1900 and 1989. The catalog is shown to be complete and uniform at the 20-sec surface-waveExpand
Changes in frequency–size relationship from small to large earthquakes
THE constant 'b value' observed in frequency–magnitude distributions of earthquakes has been taken as an indication of self-similarity at all magnitudes. Hence, earthquake properties should scaleExpand
Evolving Towards a Critical Point: A Review of Accelerating Seismic Moment/Energy Release Prior to Large and Great Earthquakes
Abstract—There is growing evidence that some proportion of large and great earthquakes are preceded by a period of accelerating seismic activity of moderate-sized earthquakes. These moderateExpand
Nature of seismic coupling along simple plate boundaries of the subduction type
The downdip width of the seismogenic zone is defined for 19 subduction zones. This width is measured from the base of the accretionary prism to the maximum depth of nucleation of thrust events alongExpand
Tectonics of the Caribbean and Middle America Regions from Focal Mechanisms and Seismicity
Seismic data strongly support recent theories of tectonics in which large plates of lithosphere move coherently with respect to one another as nearly rigid bodies, spreading apart at ocean ridges,Expand
Seismic gaps and plate tectonics: Seismic potential for major boundaries
The theory of plate tectonics provides a basic framework for evaluating the potential for future great earthquakes to occur along major plate boundaries. Along most of the transform and convergentExpand
Seismology and the new global tectonics
A comprehensive study of the observations of seismology provides widely based strong support for the new global tectonics which is founded on the hypotheses of continental drift, sea-floor spreading,Expand
Motion of Caribbean Plate during last 7 million years and implications for earlier Cenozoic movements
The direction and rate of movement of the Caribbean plate with respect to North America are determined from the slip vectors of shallow earthquakes and from the configuration of downgoing seismicExpand
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