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- A megathrust earthquake is an interplate earthquake where one tectonic plate slips beneath (subducts) another.
- A megathrust earthquake is produced by a sudden slip along this fault.
- Megathrust earthquake are the world's largest earthquakes.
- The megathrust earthquake was unusually large in geographical and geological extent.
- The Kobe earthquake was right beneath the city and the megathrust earthquake will be about 150 kilometres from Vancouver.
- However, the west coast of Vancouver Island will drop as much as a metre or two when the next megathrust earthquake occurs.
- However, the duration of shaking for a megathrust earthquake is much longer.
- Satake thought this tsunami might indeed have come from a huge megathrust earthquake, five thousand miles away, in Cascadia.
- Each of these megathrust earthquake s also spawned tsunamis in the Pacific Ocean, but the death toll from these was significantly lower.
- Scientists have now discovered that just such a fault could cause a huge megathrust earthquake and tsunami right off the coast of North America.
- This gradually increasing stress eventually ruptures the fault line - breaking apart the plates with a megathrust earthquake.
- The Alaska Earthquake was a subduction zone earthquake (megathrust earthquake), caused by an oceanic plate sinking under a continental plate.
- A megathrust earthquake would be different from those that shake the Northwest occasionally.
- On that winter's night a megathrust earthquake, just like the Boxing Day earthquake of 2004, struck the Pacific Northwest.
- One day the people of the Pacific Northwest will face a megathrust earthquake.
- When the locked zone breaks loose, the result is a megathrust earthquake of magnitude 9 or more.
- The pressure is released in what scientists call a megathrust earthquake, which can easily be magnitude 9.0.
- A megathrust earthquake occurs at subduction zones (destructive plate boundaries), where one tectonic plate is forced under (subducts) another.
- A megathrust earthquake occurs right on the boundary of two tectonic plates, while other quakes occur along cracks in the plate.
- The 1700 Cascadia Earthquake was a magnitude 8.7 - 9.2 megathrust earthquake that occurred in the Cascadia subduction zone in 1700.
- Heaton pointed out the possibility that the Cascadia Subduction Zone might be capable of producing a megathrust earthquake.
- The last megathrust earthquake at the Cascadia subduction zone was the 1700 Cascadia earthquake, estimated to have a moment magnitude of 8.7 to 9.2.
- Tectonic plates Main article: plate tectonics The megathrust earthquake was unusually large in geographical and geological extent.
- Tectonic Plates The megathrust earthquake was unusually large in geographical and geological extent.
- Stress accumulation that may occur between two locked plates can result in a potentially very destructive type of earthquake, called a megathrust earthquake.
- Cascadia Subduction Zone
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- Tectonic Plates
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