The relationship between individual earthquakes and the longer-term growth of topography and of geological structures is not fully understood, but is key to our ability to make use of topographic and geological data sets in the contexts of seismic hazard and wider-scale tectonics. Using observations of an earthquake at the edge of the Tarim Basin,…
Jumping Earthquakes: limits to rupture forecasting exposed by instantaneously triggered earthquake doublet
An important question in understanding the potential magnitude of earthquakes, and consequently the hazard certain faults may pose, is the distance over which earthquakes can jump during rupture. This is because a critical observation of earthquake scaling which holds true is that the longer a fault rupture, the larger the earthquake. In a bigger earthquake,…
Earthquake Monitoring Gets Boost from a New Satellite
Europe’s Sentinel-1A spacecraft and its extraordinary images of slip from the South Napa earthquake herald a new era of space-based surveillance of faults.
Insights into seismic and aseismic shortening of the Zagros sedimentary cover
Our findings on the 2013 Khaki earthquake in Iran suggest lithology plays a
significant role in the depth extent of slip found in reverse faults in folded belts, providing an important
control on the potential size of earthquakes.