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Strain measurements and the potential for a great subduction earthquake off the coast of Washington

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Abstract

Geodetic measurements of deformation in northwestern Washington indicate that strain is accumulating at a rate close to that predicted by a model of the Cascadia subduction zone in which the plate interface underlying the continental slope and outer continental shelf is currently locked but the remainder of the interface slips continuously. Presumably this locked segment will eventually rupture in a great thrust earthquake with a down-dip extent greater than 100 kilometers.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Strain measurements and the potential for a great subduction earthquake off the coast of Washington
Series title:
Science
Volume
252
Issue:
5002
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
101
Last page:
103
Number of Pages:
3