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Magnitude 8 Earthquake Simulation Along the San Andreas Fault


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Snapshot of the ground motion 1 min 52 s after the Magnitude 8 simulation has initiated on the San Andreas fault near Parkfield (northern terminus of the dashed line). The waves are still shaking in the Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino areas (due to reverberations in their underlying soft sedimentary basins) while the rupture is still in progress, and the wave fronts are rapidly approaching San Diego.

Image by Amit Chourasia, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego


Visualization by Amit Chourasia, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego.
Source: San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego

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