Long aftershock sequences within continents and implications for earthquake hazard assessment

  title={Long aftershock sequences within continents and implications for earthquake hazard assessment},
  author={Seth Stein and M. W. Liu},
One of the most powerful features of plate tectonics is that the known plate motions give insight into both the locations and average recurrence interval of future large earthquakes on plate boundaries. Plate tectonics gives no insight, however, into where and when earthquakes will occur within plates, because the interiors of ideal plates should not deform. As a result, within plate interiors, assessments of earthquake hazards rely heavily on the assumption that the locations of small… CONTINUE READING
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