The missing sinks: slip localization in faults, damage zones, and the seismic energy budget

Zoe K. Shipton, James P. Evans, Rachael E. Abercrombie, Emily E. Brodsky

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This chapter discusses observations of the principal slip zone; derivation of principal slip zone thickness, and what structural processes exist to provide dissipative energy sinks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarthquakes
Subtitle of host publicationRadiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameGeophysical Monograph Series
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union


  • seismic waves
  • energy dissipation
  • geological faults

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