UH Researchers Report New Understanding of Deep Earthquakes

Now a team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a way to analyze seismic wave radiation patterns in deep earthquakes to suggest global deep earthquakes are in anisotropic rocks, something that had not previously been done. The rock anisotropy refers to differences in seismic wave propagation speeds when measured along different directions.

Their findings were published Monday, July 30, by the journal Nature Geoscience.

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