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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 zone
Plate-boundary deformation associated with the great Sumatra–Andaman earthquake
Estimates of the ground displacement associated with the Sumatra–Andaman earthquake are reported, using near-field Global Positioning System surveys in northwestern Sumatra combined with in situ and remote observations of the vertical motion of coral reefs, to show that the earthquake was generated by rupture of the Sunda subduction megathrust over a distance of >1,500 kilometres and a width of <150  Kilometres.
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 on
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, geologic
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,
Active tectonics of northwestern U.S. inferred from GPS‐derived surface velocities
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 active
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 of
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 never
Crustal motion in Indonesia from Global Positioning System measurements
Terrestrial Reference Frame 2000. We compute poles of rotation for the Australia, Eurasia, and Pacific plates based on our analysis of the global GPS data. We find that regional tectonics is
GPS and seismological constraints on active tectonics and arc‐continent collision in Papua New Guinea: Implications for mechanics of microplate rotations in a plate boundary zone
[1] The island of New Guinea is located within the deforming zone between the Pacific and Australian plates that converge obliquely at ∼110 mm/yr. New Guinea has been fragmented into a complex array