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Slab2 - A Comprehensive Subduction Zone Geometry Model

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1900

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Hayes, G., 2018, Slab2 - A Comprehensive Subduction Zone Geometry Model: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7PV6JNV.

Summary

Subduction zones are home to the most seismically active faults on the planet. The shallow megathrust interface of subduction zones host our largest earthquakes, and are the only faults capable of M9+ ruptures. Despite these facts, our knowledge of subduction zone geometry - which likely plays a key role in determining the spatial extent and ultimately the size of subduction zone earthquakes - is incomplete. Here we calculate the three- dimensional geometries of all active global subduction zones. The resulting model - Slab2 - provides for the first time a comprehensive geometrical analysis of all known slabs in unprecedented detail. ##### This distribution includes models of three-dimensional slab geometry under the banner of the [...]

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Slab2.xml
“XML metadata”
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Slab2Distribute_Mar2018.tar.gz
“Slab2 Data Volume”
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slabquery.pl
“Perl script for database query”
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Slab2_depth.kmz
“Slab2 KMZ File (Google Earth)”
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Purpose

Description of the three dimensional geometries of global subducted slabs.

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