earthquake, GPS, seismology, Nicoya, Costa Rica
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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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Scholar Commons Citation
Dixon, Timothy H.; Schwartz, Susan; Protti, Marino; Gonzalez, Victor; Newman, Andrew; Marshall, Jeff; and Spotila, Jim, "Detailed Data Available for Recent Costa Rica Earthquake" (2013). School of Geosciences Faculty and Staff Publications. 420.