Rabu, 01 Januari 2014

Study faults a ‘runaway’ mechanism in intermediate-depth earthquakes

MIT News - 1 minggu yang lalu
Nearly 25 percent of earthquakes occur more than 50 kilometers below the Earth’s surface, when one tectonic plate slides below another, in a region called the lithosphere. Scientists have thought that these rumblings from the deep arise from a different process than shallower, more destructive quakes. But limited seismic data, and difficulty in reproducing these quakes in the laboratory, have combined to prevent researchers from pinpointing the cause of intermediate and deep earthquakes. Now a team from MIT and Stanford University has identified a mechanism that helps these deeper ... lainnya »

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