Relationship between bend-faulting at trenches and intermediate-depth seismicity

[1] We have studied faulting associated with bending of the incoming oceanic plate along segments of Middle America and Chile subduction zones and its relationship to intermediate-depth intraslab seismicity and slab geometry. Multibeam bathymetry shows that bending-related faulting forms patterns made of sets of faults with orientations ranging from… CONTINUE READING