The largest ever strike-slip earthquake may have occurred on a newly developing boundary between the Indian and Australian plates.
The 2008 earthquake surprised scientists, but the inclusion of new variables reveals that Earth's crust under the Sichuan Province was under more strain than previously thought.
The shape of deformed sediments at the surface may allow researchers to estimate the cumulative slip along thrust faults such as the Chelungpu fault in Taiwan.
Observations track elevation changes of an island in the Kodiak Archipelago to past ruptures of the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust fault.
Researchers examined the crustal deformation associated with earthquakes that occurred before the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake.