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Slab pull and the seismotectonics of subducting lithosphere.

Reviews of Geophysics

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Abstract

This synthesis links many seismic and tectonic processes at subduction zones, including great subduction earthquakes, to the sinking of subducted plate. Earthquake data and tectonic modeling for subduction zones indicate that the slab pull force is much larger than the ridge push force. Interactions between the forces that drive and resist plate motions cause spatially and temporally localized stress that lead to characteristic earthquake activity, providing details on how subduction occurs.-from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Slab pull and the seismotectonics of subducting lithosphere.
Series title:
Reviews of Geophysics
Volume
25
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
55
Last page:
69
Number of Pages:
15