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Strain-softening instability model for the san fernando earthquake

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Abstract

Changes in the ground elevation observed before and immediately after the 1971 San Fernando, California, earthquake are consistent with a theoretical model in which fault zone rocks are strain-softening after peak stress. The model implies that the slip rate of the fault increased to about 0.1 meter per year near the focus before the earthquake.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Strain-softening instability model for the san fernando earthquake
Series title:
Science
Volume
203
Issue:
4383
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
907
Last page:
910
Number of Pages:
4