Multiple asperity model for earthquake prediction

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Large earthquakes often occur as multiple ruptures reflecting strong variations of stress level along faults. Dense instrument networks with which the volcano Kilauea is monitored provided detailed data on changes of seismic velocity, strain accumulation and earthquake occurrence rate before the 1975 Hawaii 7.2-mag earthquake. During the ???4 yr of preparation time the mainshock source volume had separated into crustal volumes of high stress levels embedded in a larger low-stress volume, showing respectively high- and low-stress precursory anomalies. ?? 1981 Nature Publishing Group.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Multiple asperity model for earthquake prediction
Series title Nature
DOI 10.1038/289231a0
Volume 289
Issue 5795
Year Published 1981
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Nature
First page 231
Last page 234
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