Hierarchical interlocked orthogonal faulting in the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence

  title={Hierarchical interlocked orthogonal faulting in the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence},
  author={Zachary E. Ross and Benjam{\'i}n Idini and Zhe Jia and Oliver L. Stephenson and Minyan Zhong and Xin Wang and Zhongwen Zhan and Mark Simons and Eric Jameson Fielding and Sang-Ho Yun and Egill Hauksson and Angelyn W. Moore and Zhen Liu and Jungkyo Jung},
  pages={346 - 351}
Many ruptures across many scales The period of seismic quiescence in Southern California was rudely interrupted by the Ridgecrest earthquake sequence in July 2019. Ross et al. mapped the slip sequences during the magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes that shook the region. They found that ruptures of a few larger, but many smaller, faults occurred during both earthquakes. The Ridgecrest sequence calls for rethinking seismic hazard, as multifault ruptures are not usually considered when assessing… 

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