Eclectic rocks influence earthquake types

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New Zealand’s largest fault is a jumble of mixed-up rocks of all shapes, sizes, compositions and origins. According to research from a global team of scientists, this motley mixture could help explain why the fault generates slow-motion earthquakes known as ‘slow slip events’ as well as destructive, tsunami-generating tremors.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200325154052.htm">Science Daily</a>

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