yi asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

What is the significance of slip rate for earthquakes?

Does it make a fault line more or less dangerous or soemthing?

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  • 1 month ago

    This is not a question about Languages.  It needs moving to  All Categories > Science & Mathematics > Earth Sciences & Geology

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes. Whether the transition in velocity across a bounding fault is abrupt or gradual depends on whether the fault is creeping (abrupt transition) or locked (gradual transition). The distinction is important because a gradual transition [larger "deep slip rate"] implies not only that the fault is locked but that it is accumulating stress that will eventually lead to stronger earthquakes.

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