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An exceptionally long paleoseismic record of a slow-moving fault: The Alhama de Murcia fault (Eastern Betic shear zone, Spain)
Mara Ortuo et al., Centro de Geociencias, Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico, Blvd. Juriquilla, 3001, 76230, Juriquilla, Quertaro, Mxico; and RiskNat group, Depto. de Geodinmica i Geofisica, Universitat de Barcelona, Mart i Franqus s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Spain. Posted online 20 July 2012; doi: 10.1130/B30558.1.
Slow faults are capable of producing large earthquakes, and
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