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Earthquake nucleation and fault slip complexity in the lower crust of central Alaska

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Earthquakes start under conditions that are largely unknown. In laboratory analogue experiments and continuum models, earthquakes transition from slow-slipping, growing nucleation to fast-slipping rupture. In nature, earthquakes generally start abruptly, with no evidence for a nucleation process. Here we report evidence from a strike-slip fault zone in central Alaska of extended earthquake nucleation and of very-low-frequency earthquakes (VLFEs), a phenomenon previously reported only in subdu...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1038/s41561-018-0144-2

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ORCID:
0000-0003-2804-7137
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ORCID:
0000-0002-8863-2322
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ORCID:
0000-0001-9699-3489
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Oxford college:
St Cross College
ORCID:
0000-0002-4117-2082
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ORCID:
0000-0003-2342-0131
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Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Geoscience Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
7
Pages:
536–541
Publication date:
2018-06-04
Acceptance date:
2018-04-30
DOI:
EISSN:
1752-0908
ISSN:
1752-0894
Pubs id:
pubs:857130
URN:
uri:ffa3b706-674b-4cd9-8448-e3a6ab91244b
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uuid:ffa3b706-674b-4cd9-8448-e3a6ab91244b
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pubs:857130

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