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Landers Rupture — Sue on what we've learned since

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USGS seismologist Susan Hough discusses what we’ve learned since the 1992 Landers earthquake.




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So, it taught us a lot about the complexity of earthquakes; how ruptures can travel and can keep going on faults that geologists had mapped as separate. It taught us about how aftershocks are triggered and how you get sort of distant aftershocks, what people called remotely triggered earthquakes, so there was just an awful lot of really interesting science that that came out of the sequence.

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