Supershear rupture in a Mw 6.7 aftershock of the 2013 Sea of Okhotsk earthquake

  title={Supershear rupture in a Mw 6.7 aftershock of the 2013 Sea of Okhotsk earthquake},
  author={Zhongwen Zhan and Donald V. Helmberger and Hiroo Kanamori and Peter M. Shearer},
Earthquake rupture speeds exceeding the shear-wave velocity have been reported for several shallow strike-slip events. Whether supershear rupture also can occur in deep earthquakes is unclear, because of their enigmatic faulting mechanism. Using empirical Green's functions in both regional and teleseismic waveforms, we observed supershear rupture during the 2013 moment magnitude (Mw) 6.7 deep earthquake beneath the Sea of Okhotsk, an aftershock of the large deep earthquake (Mw 8.3). The Mw 6.7… CONTINUE READING
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