Research gives new insights into the world’s most powerful earthquakes

A property of friction could help seismologists understand how big seismic slip events occur along major fault lines.

a seismograph
A seismograph records seismic activity near the San Andreas fault. New research from The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences could aid in predicting the world’s most powerful earthquakes. Credit: ray_explores/FlickR https://flickr.com/photos/raybouk/8201310617/