|FDSN code||X2 (2020-2022)||Network name||High Resolution Imaging of the Pedernales Earthquake Rupture zone (HYPER)|
|Start year||2020||Operated by|
|End year||2022||Deployment region||-|
Understanding the physical processes that control the behavior of subduction zone megathrust faults remains one of the outstanding challenges in Earth sciences. These faults generate the largest earthquakes and giant tsunami (e.g. Mw 9.5 Chile 1960, Mw 9.2 Alaska 1964, Sumatra 2004 Mw 9.1, Mw 9.0 Tohoku 2011). Furthermore, deformation along megathrust faults is ultimately responsible for mountain building processes which generate the longest and tallest mountain ranges on Earth and therefore shaping Earth surface and climate and contributing to mineral concentration of major economic and strategic importance. A broad spectrum of slip behavior along the plate interface has been observed in a number of subduction zones, a direct link between seismic properties and slip behavior still remains elusive, although necessary for improved seismic hazard assessment.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.7914/SN/X2_2020|
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