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Caltech Researchers Gain Greater Insight Into Earthquake Cycles

May 10, 2012

image showing an array of geodetic instruments For those who study earthquakes, one major challenge has been trying to understand all the physics of a fault--both during an earthquake and at times of rest--in order to know more about how a particular region may behave in the future. Now, researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed the first computer model of an earthquake-producing fault segment that reproduces the available observations of both the fault's seismic and aseismic behavior. Full Story

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