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Anticipating aftershocks

20:00 EDT 23 Oct 2017 | AAAS

(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Researchers from the US Geological Survey and the Southern California Earthquake Center used the Stampede1 and 2 supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to complete one of the world's largest earthquake simulation models: The Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF3). The simulations showed that in the week following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, the likelihood of another magnitude 7.0 quake in California would be up to 300 times greater than the week before.

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