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Acoustic imaging reveals hidden features of megathrust fault off Costa Rica

February 12, 2018

Geophysicists have obtained detailed 3-D images of a dangerous megathrust fault west of Costa Rica, where two plates of the Earth's crust collide. The images reveal features of the fault surface, including long grooves or corrugations, that may determine how the fault will slip in an earthquake. Full Story

University of California, Santa Cruz

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