Scientific Drilling Into the San Andreas Fault Zone
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 91, Issue 22, pages 197–199, 1 June 2010
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- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
- SAFOD program;
- earthquake research;
- San Andreas Fault
This year, the world has faced energetic and destructive earthquakes almost every month. In January, an M = 7.0 event rocked Haiti, killing an estimated 230,000 people. In February, an M = 8.8 earthquake and tsunami claimed over 500 lives and caused billions of dollars of damage in Chile. Fatal earthquakes also occurred in Turkey in March and in China and Mexico in April.