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Earth Is "Lazy" When Forming Faults Like Those Near San Andreas


April 3, 2013

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Taking the "Earth is lazy" approach to modeling fault development in the Earth's crust, geoscientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are providing new insights into how faults grow. Until now, there has been a great deal of uncertainty among geologists about the factors that govern how new faults grow in regions where one plate slides past or over another around a bend.Full Story

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