Plate Tectonics and People

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Schwartz, S. Y., and J. M. Rokosky (2007), Slow slip events and seismic tremor at circum-pacific subduction zones, Rev. Geophys. 45, RG3004, doi:10.1029/2006RG000208

Radiguet, M., F. Cotton, M. Vergnolle, M. Campillo, B. Valette, V. Kostoglodov and N. Cotte (2011), Spatial and temporal evolution of a long term slow slip event: the 2006 Guerrero Slow Slip Event, Geophys. J. Int., 184, 816–828, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04866.x

Outerbridge, K. C., T. H. Dixon, S. Y. Schwartz, J. I. Walter, M. Protti, V. Gonzalez, J. Biggs, M. Thorwart, and W. Rabbel (2010), A tremor and slip event on the Cocos‐Caribbean subduction zone as measured by a global positioning system (GPS) and seismic network on the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B10408, doi:10.1029/2009JB006845

Wei, M., J. J. McGuire, and E. Richardson (2012), A slow slip event in the south central Alaska Subduction Zone and related seismicity anomaly, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L15309, doi:10.1029/2012GL052351

McCaffrey, R., L. M. Wallace and J. Beavan (2008) Slow slip and frictional transition at low temperature at the Hikurangi subduction zone, Nature Geoscience, 1, 316-320, doi:10.1038/ngeo178

Vidale, J.E. and H. Houston (2012), Slow slip: A new kind of earthquake, Phys. Today 65, 38, doi: 10.1063/PT.3.1399

Here are a few more books that discuss the links between archaeology and earthquakes.

de Boer, J. Z. & Sanders, D. T. (2007). Earthquakes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Seismic Disruptions. Princeton University Press, p. 304.

Kovach, R. L. (2004). Early Earthquakes of the Americas. Cambridge University Press, p. 280.

Nur, A. & Burgess, D. (2008). Apocalypse: Earthquakes, Archaeology, and the Wrath of God. Princeton University Press, p. 324.

Here are other articles relevant to this lesson.

Showstack, Randy. (2011). Scientists Examine Challenges and Lessons From Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami, Eos 92, p. 97-99.

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