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Dun Wang, Jim Mori and Takahiko Uchide Supershear rupture on multiple faults for the Mw 8.6 Off Northern Sumatra, Indonesia earthquake of April 11, 2012 Geophysical Research Letters 39

Version of Record online: 7 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012GL053622

Key Points

  • This is one of the most complicated earthquakes, with 4 separate faults
  • The rupture speed is faster than local S-wave velocity
  • Some oceanic events with fast speeds may have been overlooked in the past

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