Title

Detailed Data Available for Recent Costa Rica Earthquake

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-8-2013

Keywords

earthquake, GPS, seismology, Nicoya, Costa Rica

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013EO020001

Abstract

On 5 September 2012 a magnitude 7.6 earthquake occurred beneath the Nicoya Peninsula of northwestern Costa Rica, rupturing the subduction zone between the Cocos and Caribbean plates. In most subduction zones the locus of seismic slip lies far offshore, making it difficult to infer interface seismogenic processes from on-shore observations. In contrast, the Nicoya Peninsula lies close to the trench (within 70 kilometers), allowing observations directly over the earthquake rupture zone.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, v. 94, issue 2, p. 17-18

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