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Laboratory Earthquakes: The Sub-Rayleigh–to–Supershear Rupture Transition

Xia, Kaiwen and Rosakis, Ares J. and Kanamori, Hiroo (2004) Laboratory Earthquakes: The Sub-Rayleigh–to–Supershear Rupture Transition. Science, 303 (5665). pp. 1859-1861. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.1094022.

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We report on the experimental observation of spontaneously nucleated supershear rupture and on the visualization of sub-Rayleigh–to–supershear rupture transitions in frictionally held interfaces. The laboratory experiments mimic natural earthquakes. The results suggest that under certain conditions supershear rupture propagation can be facilitated during large earthquake events.

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Additional Information:© 2004 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 25 November 2003; accepted 13 January 2004. Authors appreciate fruitful discussions with T. Heaton and G. Ravichandran from Caltech and J. R. Rice from Harvard. This study is supported by NSF grant EAR-0207873 and Office of Naval Research grant N00014-03-1-0435.
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