|Earthquake size distribution in subduction zones linked to slab buoyancy|Nishikawa, T.; Ide, S. (2014). Earthquake size distribution in subduction zones linked to slab buoyancy. Nature Geoscience 7(12): 904–908. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/ngeo2279
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Some of the most devastating earthquakes are generated in subduction zones. Analysis of the stress state of subduction zones worldwide suggests that large earthquakes are generated more frequently where a young, buoyant plate subducts.