New research reveals how the presence and absence of magmatism governs how shear zones initiate, grow, and reactivate to connect lower and upper crustal deformation.
Using thermokinematics, researchers have found that crustal accretion along the megathrust at mid-lower crustal depths shapes plateau growth and regional drainage development.
Using a physical experiment, researchers show how off-fault deformation occurs along strike-slip faults with different types of motion.
A deep dive into a 2015 Oklahoma earthquake reveals new insights into the dynamics of quakes induced by wastewater injection, and could help inform future earthquake hazard modeling.
Large earthquakes are necessarily punctuated by some degree of strength recovery, such as “fault healing”, but does quartz cementation during fluid-fault interactions facilitate that process?
International community–driven efforts lend confidence to fault-slip simulations while highlighting key discrepancies.
An international team overcame many challenges, including from the COVID-19 pandemic, to deploy a dense seismic network along an understudied fault system that poses hazards to millions in Indonesia.
Faults containing clays are often considered as barriers to fluid flow but new work shows that fault processes leading to the formation of clays can increase permeability relative to the host rock.