Understanding complex faults: Rupture propagation during the 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake

Journal Reference: Shinji Yamashita, Yuji Yagi, Ryo Okuwaki. Irregular rupture propagation and geometric fault complexities during the 2010 Mw 7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake. Scientific Reports, 2022; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-08671-6 In nature, it is rare for the faults that cause earthquakes to be completely planar, and they are typically subject to some complexities. These complexities, … Read more

Evidence for shared earthquakes between San Andreas and San Jacinto faults

Journal Reference: Alba M. Rodriguez Padilla, Michael E. Oskin, Thomas K. Rockwell, Irina Delusina, Drake M. Singleton. Joint earthquake ruptures of the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults, California, USA. Geology, 2021; DOI: 10.1130/G49415.1 Large earthquakes involving multiple faults increase the threat of strong ground shaking. However, each of these faults on their own can … Read more