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Subduction zone coupling and tectonic block rotations in the North Island, New Zealand
[1] The GPS velocity field in the North Island of New Zealand is dominated by the long-term tectonic rotation of the eastern North Island and elastic strain from stress buildup on the subduction zoneExpand
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Plate-boundary deformation associated with the great Sumatra–Andaman earthquake
The Sumatra–Andaman earthquake of 26 December 2004 is the first giant earthquake (moment magnitude Mw > 9.0) to have occurred since the advent of modern space-based geodesy and broadband seismology.Expand
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Block kinematics of the Pacific-North America plate boundary in the southwestern United States from inversion of GPS, seismological, and geologic data
[1] The active deformation of the southwestern United States (30°–41°N) is represented by a finite number of rotating, elastic-plastic spherical caps. GPS-derived horizontal velocities, geologicExpand
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Oblique plate convergence, slip vectors, and forearc deformation
Slip vectors from thrust earthquakes at subduction zones where convergence is oblique to the trench often point between the directions of relative plate convergence and normal to the trench axis,Expand
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Fault locking, block rotation and crustal deformation in the Pacific Northwest
SUMMARY We interpret Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements in the northwestern United States and adjacent parts of western Canada to describe relative motions of crustal blocks, locking onExpand
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Active tectonics of northwestern U.S. inferred from GPS‐derived surface velocities
[1] Surface velocities derived from GPS observations from 1993 to 2011 at several hundred sites across the deforming northwestern United States are used to further elucidate the region's activeExpand
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Balancing the plate motion budget in the South Island, New Zealand using GPS, geological and seismological data
SUMMARY The landmass of New Zealand exists as a consequence of transpressional collision between the Australian and Pacific plates, providing an excellent opportunity to quantify the kinematics ofExpand
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Back arc thrusting in the Eastern Sunda Arc, Indonesia: A consequence of arc‐continent collision
The structure of the eastern Sunda back arc region is dominated by two large north directed thrusts, the Wetar and Flores thrusts, and one or more minor thrusts, which may represent early stages ofExpand
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Collision, rotation, and the initiation of subduction in the evolution of Sulawesi, Indonesia
The island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, has been shaped and deformed as a result of collision with the Sula platform, a sliver of continental material from the northern margin of Australia-New Guinea. TheExpand
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Global frequency of magnitude 9 earthquakes
For decades seismologists have sought causal relationships between maximum earthquake sizes and other properties of subduction zones, with the underlying notion that some subduction zones may neverExpand
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