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A hand on the aftershock trigger

Received wisdom relates that static stress change associated with an earthquake mainshock is the prime mover of its aftershocks. But a fresh look at the data points the finger at wave-surfing dynamic stress.

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Main, I. A hand on the aftershock trigger. Nature 441, 704–705 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/441704a

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