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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

Document title

Great earthquakes of variable magnitude at the Cascadia subduction zone

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NELSON A.R. ; KELSEY H.M. ; WITTER R.C. ;

Abstract

Comparison of histories of great earthquakes and accompanying tsunamis at 8 coastal sites suggests plate-boundary ruptures of varying length, implying great earthquakes of variable magnitude at the Cascadia subduction zone. Inference of rupture length relies on degree of overlap on radiocarbon age ranges for earthquakes and tsunamis, and relative amounts of coseismic subsidence and heights of tsunamis. Rupture patterns suggest that the plate boundary in northern Cascadia usually breaks in long ruptures during the greatest earthquakes

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 2006, vol. 65, no3 [pp. 354-365]

Bibliographic references : 66 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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