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Slab2, a comprehensive subduction zone geometry model

Overview of attention for article published in Science, August 2018
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Slab2, a comprehensive subduction zone geometry model
Published in
Science, August 2018
DOI 10.1126/science.aat4723
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Gavin P. Hayes, Ginevra L. Moore, Daniel E. Portner, Mike Hearne, Hanna Flamme, Maria Furtney, Gregory M. Smoczyk


Subduction zones are home to the most seismically active faults on the planet. The shallow megathrust interfaces of subduction zones host our largest earthquakes and are likely the only faults capable of magnitude 9+ 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. We calculated the three-dimensional geometries of all seismically active global subduction zones. The resulting model, called Slab2, provides a uniform geometrical analysis of all currently subducting slabs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 97 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 31%
Researcher 21 22%
Unspecified 11 11%
Student > Bachelor 9 9%
Student > Master 7 7%
Other 19 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 71 73%
Unspecified 15 15%
Engineering 3 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Chemistry 3 3%
Other 2 2%

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