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Unsettled earthquake nucleation

Detailed analyses of the source characteristics of two earthquake sequences lead to seemingly contradictory interpretations: one study concludes that each earthquake triggers subsequent ones, while the other favours a slow-slip trigger.

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Fig. 1: Schematic illustration of end-member earthquake triggering models.

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Gomberg, J. Unsettled earthquake nucleation. Nature Geosci 11, 463–464 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-018-0149-x

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