Seismic gaps and plate tectonics: Seismic potential for major boundaries

@article{Mccann1979SeismicGA,
  title={Seismic gaps and plate tectonics: Seismic potential for major boundaries},
  author={W. Mccann and S. Nishenko and L. Sykes and J. Krause},
  journal={pure and applied geophysics},
  year={1979},
  volume={117},
  pages={1082-1147}
}
The theory of plate tectonics provides a basic framework for evaluating the potential for future great earthquakes to occur along major plate boundaries. Along most of the transform and convergent plate boundaries considered in this paper, the majority of seismic slip occurs during large earthquakes, i.e., those of magnitude 7 or greater. The concepts that rupture zones, as delineated by aftershocks, tend to abut rather than overlap, and large events occur in regions with histories of both long… Expand