Melting glaciers contribute to Alaska earthquakes

Glaciers in Southeast Alaska have been melting since the end of the Little Ice Age, many of which are in close proximity to strike-slip faults. When these glaciers melt, the land begins to rise, and the faults they’d previously sutured become unclamped. In this study, scientists determine this process has influenced the timing and location of earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.0 or greater in the area during the past century.

Title: Melting glaciers contribute to Alaska earthquakes
Sourced From: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210318170319.htm
Published Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 17:03:19 EDT

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