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Seismic precursors linked to super-critical fluids at oceanic transform faults
Géli, L.; Piau, J.-M.; Dziak, R.P.; Maury, V.; Fitzenz, D.; Coutellier, Q.; Henry, P. (2014). Seismic precursors linked to super-critical fluids at oceanic transform faults. Nature Geoscience 7(10): 757-761. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/ngeo2244
In: Nature Geoscience. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 1752-0894, more
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Keyword
    Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Géli, L.
  • Piau, J.-M.
  • Dziak, R.P.
  • Maury, V.
  • Fitzenz, D.
  • Coutellier, Q.
  • Henry, P.

Abstract
    Earthquakes on oceanic transform faults are often preceded by foreshock swarms. A theoretical model suggests that circulating hydrothermal fluids, which compress as the fault rocks expand and deform, cause this precursor seismic activity.

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