Interseismic strain accumulation and the earthquake potential on the southern San Andreas fault system

  title={Interseismic strain accumulation and the earthquake potential on the southern San Andreas fault system},
  author={Yuri Fialko},
The San Andreas fault in California is a mature continental transform fault that accommodates a significant fraction of motion between the North American and Pacific plates. The two most recent great earthquakes on this fault ruptured its northern and central sections in 1906 and 1857, respectively. The southern section of the fault, however, has not produced a great earthquake in historic times (for at least 250 years). Assuming the average slip rate of a few centimetres per year, typical of… 

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