Megathrust earthquakes and subsequent tsunamis that originate in subduction zones like Cascadia — Vancouver Island, Canada, to northern California — are some of the most severe natural disasters in the world. Now a team of geoscientists thinks the key to understanding some of these destructive events may lie in the deep, gradual slow-slip behaviors beneath the subduction zones. This information might help in planning for future earthquakes in the area.
Title: Deep, slow-slip action may direct largest earthquakes and their tsunamis
Sourced From: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201221173131.htm
Published Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 17:31:31 EST
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