Example of the postseismic motions

illustration of postseismic motions

Detailed Description

An example of the postseismic motions occurring over the year following a thrust (Northridge-type) earthquake is illustrated here. The co-seismic motions occur suddenly at the time of the earthquake, the postseismic motions gradually after the earthquake through the relaxation process. The earthquake originally occurs in the upper gray layer (low-temperature rock), overlying a deeper high-temperature region.


Image Dimensions: 1051 x 203

Location Taken: US