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Accurate Relative Earthquake Hypocenters Reveal Structure of the Burma Subduction Zone

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The Burma arc links the Himalaya to the Andaman-Sumatra trench, and comprehension of the geological features in the region is vital to understand the active tectonic processes in the area. Subduction on the Sumatra trench produced the devastating 2004 Sumatra earthquake (Mw ∼9:0), but the mechanisms accommodating relative India-Sundaland motion in Burma are still unknown. Previous seismological studies of the area use only earthquake catalog hypocenters, so structural details of subducted mat...

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10.1785/0120080088

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Volume:
98
Issue:
6
Pages:
2815-2827
Publication date:
2008-12-01
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ISSN:
0037-1106
Source identifiers:
83435
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:83435
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uuid:016a5e13-00d8-461b-a779-a4d10cd2813a
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pubs:83435
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2012-12-19

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