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Nature Geoscience volume 2, pages 8788 (2009) | Download Citation

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Within just three years, a 2,000-km stretch of the plate boundary tracing the Indonesian archipelago slipped in four earthquakes. Studies of past and present seismic activity in the region show a complex, but organized pattern of earthquake supercycles, the latest of which has not been completed.

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  1. Roland Bürgmann is at the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720–4767, USA.  burgmann@seismo.berkeley.edu

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