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  • n. A sudden slip along a fault between a subducting and an overriding plate; results in a major earthquake

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Examples

  • Scientists say the major earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile was a "megathrust" - similar to the 2004

    News on Earthquakes

  • "It was a truly enormous "megathrust" earthquake, shallow and offshore," Sheehan told Universe Today.

    Why Was the February 27, 2010 Tsunami Smaller than Expected? | Universe Today

  • Scientists say the major Chile earthquake last month was a "megathrust," similar to the 2004 Indian Ocean temblor that triggered a catastrophic tsunami.

    Chile Earthquake 'Megathrust': Worst Type Of Quake Per Scientists

  • Usually, big 'megathrust' quakes that happen on the subduction zone boundary between two plates trigger other quakes on the oceanic plate that is diving or 'subducting' under the continental plate.

    Media Newswire

  • Beavan of the New Zealand geological agency GNS Science determined that the tsunami was actually generated by two powerful quakes - the magnitude-8. 1 "outer rise" quake and a magnitude-8 "megathrust" jolt caused by the diving of one plate under another.

    The Seattle Times

  • Usually the opposite occurs: big "megathrust" quakes on the subduction zone boundary between two plates trigger other quakes on the oceanic plate that is diving or "subducting" under the continental plate.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • The magnitude-8. 8 quake was a type called a "megathrust," considered the most powerful earthquake on the planet.

    WPXI.com - Local News

  • Scientists say the major earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile was a "megathrust" _ similar to the 2004 Indian Ocean temblor that spawned a catastrophic tsunami.

    phillyBurbs.com: Home RSS feed

  • Scientists say the major earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile was a "megathrust"

    Politics

  • Chile 8-8-magnitude earthquake was a "megathrust," the most powerful type of quake

    News on Earthquakes

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