Predicting the Geodetic Signature of Mw ≥ 8 Slow Slip Events

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Predicting the Geodetic Signature of Mw ≥ 8 Slow Slip Events

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Title: Predicting the Geodetic Signature of Mw ≥ 8 Slow Slip Events
Author: Meade, Brendan J.; Loveless, Jack

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Citation: Meade, Brendan J., and John P. Loveless. 2009. Predicting the geodetic signature of MW ≥ 8 slow slip events. Geophysical Research Letters 36(L01306): 1-5.
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Abstract: Elastic dislocation models of geodetic measurements above subduction zones have led to the identification of MW ≈ 6.0–7.2 slow slip events (SSEs) that release elastic strain over periods of days to months, but great (MW ≥ 8) SSEs have remained unidentified. We extrapolate observations of SSE duration and slip magnitude to show that slip velocity decreases with event magnitude and predict that the slip velocity of MW ≥ 8 SSEs is ≤50 mm/yr. The slip velocity for great SSEs may never exceed the plate convergence rate and thus never produce a reversal in trench perpendicular motion. Instead, geodetically constrained estimates of apparent partial elastic coupling on subduction zone interfaces worldwide may be direct observations of ongoing MW ≥ 8 silent earthquakes with durations of decades to centuries.
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2008GL036364
Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3354162
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