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Radiated Energy and the Physics of Earthquake Faulting

McGarr, A. and Abercrombie, R. E. and Kanamori, H. (2005) Radiated Energy and the Physics of Earthquake Faulting. Eos, 86 (45). pp. 447-448. ISSN 0096-3941. doi:10.1029/2005EO450005.

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On the third day of a recent AGU Chapman Conference, held in Portland, Maine, near the Two Lights fault zones and the Fort Foster brittle zone, conference participants spent the gray June day scrambling over rocky ledges above the crashing surf along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. With field trip leader Mark Swanson, who with his students has studied the area in detail over the past 20 years, participants examined evidence of ancient earthquakes from about 300 million years ago when these rocks were 8 to 10 kilometers deep. This evidence included pseudotachylytes—glass generated by heating during fault slip at midcrustal depths.

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Additional Information:© 2005 American Geophysical Union. We thank the U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Geological Survey, Southern California Earthquake Center, UF3 LLc, and Seismological Society of America for their support of this Chapman Conference.
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Official Citation:McGarr, A., R. E. Abercrombie, and H. Kanamori (2005), Radiated energy and the physics of earthquake faulting, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(45), 447–447, doi:10.1029/2005EO450005.
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