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dc.contributor.authorMeade, Brendan J.
dc.contributor.authorLoveless, Jack
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-22T18:57:24Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationMeade, Brendan J., and John P. Loveless. 2009. Predicting the geodetic signature of MW ≥ 8 slow slip events. Geophysical Research Letters 36(L01306): 1-5.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0094-8276en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3354162
dc.description.abstractElastic 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.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEarth and Planetary Sciencesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2008GL036364en_US
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dc.titlePredicting the Geodetic Signature of Mw ≥ 8 Slow Slip Eventsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalGeophysical Research Lettersen_US
dash.depositing.authorMeade, Brendan J.
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dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2008GL036364*
dash.contributor.affiliatedLoveless, Jack
dash.contributor.affiliatedMeade, Brendan


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