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Earthquake triggers ‘slow motion’ quakes in New Zealand

Earthquake triggers ‘slow motion’ quakes in New ZealandSlow slip events, a type of slow motion earthquake that occurs over days to weeks, are thought to be capable of triggering larger, potentially damaging earthquakes. In a new study, scientists have documented the first clear-cut instance of the reverse — a massive earthquake immediately triggering a series of large slow slip events.Slow slip events, a type of slow motion earthquake that occurs over days to weeks, are thought to be capable of triggering larger, potentially damaging earthquakes. In a new study, scientists have documented the first clear-cut instance of the reverse — a massive earthquake immediately triggering a series of large slow slip events.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170911122735.htm

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