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A Chilean surprise

Initiation of the great 2010 Chile earthquake occurred within the rupture zone of the 1835 event experienced by Charles Darwin. However, the peak fault slip was to the north of the epicentre — not where it was expected to occur.

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Figure 1: Earthquake history and the rupture zone of the great 27 February 2010 Chile earthquake.


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Lay, T. A Chilean surprise. Nature 471, 174–175 (2011).

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