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A deep look into the physics of earthquake slip

A crack in the road after an earthquake, Southern California

Earthquake damage in southern California. Friction between a quake’s moving rocks can raise their temperatures above 1,200 ºC. Credit: Etienne Laurent/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

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Nature 593, 317 (2021)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-01262-x

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