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Science Daily: Slippery fault unleashed destructive Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:01 PM

For the first time, scientists have measured the frictional heat produced by the fault slip during an earthquake. Their results show that friction on the fault was remarkably low during the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan in March 2011 and triggered a devastating tsunami.

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