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TitleMegathrust surprises
AuthorWang, K
SourceNature Geoscience vol. 6, 2013 p. 11-12, https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1682
Year2013
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20120330
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsearthquakes; earthquake risk; earthquake magnitudes; earthquake studies
ProgramTargeted Hazard Assessments in Western Canada, Public Safety Geoscience
Abstract(unpublished)
It is with mixed feelings that we look back at the subduction zone megathrust earthquakes of the past five years (since January 2007), 18 of which are greater than moment magnitude (M) 7.5, and 5 greater than M 8. With awe and sadness, we remember the devastation caused by the tsunamis they induced, especially that of the Tohoku earthquake of March 2011 that caused ~20,000 deaths. With excitement, we recognize how the huge amount of data they provided has improved our knowledge.
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