What is the significance of slip rate for earthquakes?
Does it make a fault line more or less dangerous or soemthing?
- Roger the MoleLv 71 month ago
This is not a question about Languages. It needs moving to All Categories > Science & Mathematics > Earth Sciences & Geology
- Anonymous1 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.