Repeating deep earthquakes: evidence for fault reactivation at great depth.

Abstract

We have identified three groups of deep earthquakes showing nearly identical waveforms in the Tonga slab. Relocation with a cross-correlation method shows that each cluster is composed of 10 to 30 earthquakes along a plane 10 to 30 kilometers in length. Some of the earthquakes are colocated, demonstrating repeated rupture of the same fault, and one pair of… (More)

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@article{Wiens2001RepeatingDE, title={Repeating deep earthquakes: evidence for fault reactivation at great depth.}, author={Douglas Wiens and Nonna Snider}, journal={Science}, year={2001}, volume={293 5534}, pages={1463-6} }