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Originally posted by berkeleygal
It really caught my eye
first because of the size and where it is located. and they even had a tsunami report with the details
keeping an eye on that particular area now
Originally posted by zenius
I was looking at the new fault line in New Zealand from September quake, and thinking about it, when I remembered that quake a couple of years ago which supposedly moved the southern tip of the continent 30cm west. I can't help wondering whether this new fault and subsequent Chch quakes are related.
we did not attempt estimating non-uniform slip over a rupture of arbitrary shape and, thus, preferred a simple rectangular model with uniform slip. Because of this limitation, a small portion of rupture (the northern updip edge) appears to cut across the fault, which may not be the case in reality.
earthquake significantly increased the Coulomb stress (ΔCFS) on the overriding plate, particularly on the offshore portion of the Alpine fault. This is relevant regarding future seismic hazard assessment of the Fiordland region.
Coulomb stress transfer is an interaction criterion that promises a deeper understanding of earthquake occurrence, and a better description of probabilistic hazard.
Over the past years, it has become generally accepted that small co-seismic stress perturbutions can influence the location and timing of future events. Stress changes in the crust due to an earthquake can hasten the failure of neighboring faults and induce earthquake sequences.