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PubTalk 10/2005 – Earthquake Storms

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The Very Long Reach of Very Large Earthquakes

by Susan Hough, Seismologist


  • How did the 1992 Landers quake in the remote Mojave Desert change scientists' thinking about earthquake sequences?
  • What is the explanation for "aftershocks" of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake reported in Arizona?
  • How do large quakes shake up distant faults and volcanic areas ?
  • Are new theories of earthquake interactions making the conventional terminology-- foreshock, mainshock, aftershock--inadequate?
  • Do large earthquakes have a long reach on human cultures as well?




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