Texas — Slow slip earthquakes, a type of slow motion tremor, have
been detected at many of the world’s earthquake hotspots, including
those found around the Pacific Ring of Fire, but it is unclear how
they are connected to the damaging quakes that occur there.
Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have now revealed the
earthquakes’ inner workings using seismic CT scans and
supercomputers to examine a region off the coast of New Zealand known
to produce them.