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Aseismic Slip as a Barrier to Earthquake Propagation

May 5, 2010

earth and environment graphic A research team made up of scientists from Caltech and their partners in Peru and France report on their analysis of GPS data from the 2007 Pisco earthquake in Peru. They found, in part, that 50 percent of the postseismic slippage is aseismic--movement along a fault that occurs without any accompanying seismic waves. Full Story

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