Geologists Simulate Deep Earthquakes in the Laboratory

Riverside, Ca –

"More than 20 years ago, geologist Harry Green, now a distinguished professor of the graduate division at the University of California, Riverside, and colleagues discovered a high-pressure failure mechanism that they proposed then was the long-sought mechanism of very deep earthquakes (earthquakes occurring at more than 400 km depth).

The result was controversial because seismologists could not find a seismic signal in the Earth that could confirm the results."

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