Slow Earthquake

Slow Earthquake

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A slow earthquake is a discontinuous, earthquake-like event that releases energy over a period of hours to months, rather than the seconds to minutes characteristic of a typical earthquake. First detected using long term strain measurements, most slow earthquakes now appear to be accompanied by fluid flow and related tremor, which can be detected and approximately located using seismometer data filtered appropriately (typically in the 1-5 Hz band). That is, they are quiet compared to a regular earthquake, but not "silent" as originally described. They rupture anywhere between 1 to 1.5 kilometres (0.62 to 0.93 mi) per second as compared to 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) per second for regular earthquakes. They are capable of causing enormous tsunamis.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Plor
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136416174
  • 9786136416175