Earth science: Lasting earthquake legacy

Parsons, Tom
November 2009
Nature;11/5/2009, Vol. 462 Issue 7269, p42
Academic Journal
The article reports on the prediction of the reoccurrence of earthquakes after 500 years since its occurrence in New Madrid, Mississippi and Charleston, South Carolina in 1880s based on a study. It mentions that the estimated ground motions will be stronger than the average which prospect makes expectations of earthquake hazard. A study by S. Stein and M. Liu on the expected event states that the localized high rates of mid-continental activity assumed to ponder steady-state plate deformation may rather be very lasting aftershock sequences. The study establishes that after shocks decline very easy where there is less tectonic deformation, and can last for hundreds of years. The prediction based on the study is confirmed by the rate-and-state friction theory.


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