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Subject: Re: big quake
From: George Bush gbush@.......
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 10:14:36 -0700

	Thank you, I had missed the strike slip faulting information. Darn, I
guess we are not seeing the start of a volcano.

At 02:38 PM 6/18/00 -0600, you wrote:
>The focal mechanism (one on the links on the page given below) indicates
>strike slip faulting.
>If the fault is oriented NS, parallel to the ridges seen in
>the ocean-bottom topography, then the event was left lateral strike slip.
>Maybe subduction into the trench to the northeast is faster/easier than the
>northward motion of the Indian plate in the collision zone of the Himalayas.
>This would then be a mirror image of the 7.6 right
>lateral strike slip events in the Gulf of Alaska in 1987 and 1988.

George Bush
Sea Ranch, CA, USA
38.74N, 123.5W

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