Thursday, February 28, 2013

Very pretty M6.9 subduction earthquake

These are just a thing of beauty.  Look at the beautiful trenches!  They can only be achieved by M9+s every few hundred years.  Otherwise, they would get all goopy.

No fault plane solution on this, but it will be pure downthrust.  This whole curve could go in a big M9.3, which is three times longer than that little M9 by Japan.  We won't talk about that, because the tsunami would make that other one look like a dog puddle.  As we know, these things are much more common than a meteor strike!

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