28m 00s
Slow Slip Earthquakes
Science View
28m 00s

Broadcast on January 20, 2021
Available until March 17, 2022

New research on imperceptibly low-energy earthquakes known as "slow slips" has revealed some surprising longer-term patterns in the seismic activity leading up to devastating earthquakes. This episode explains how slow slips occur, the patterns they display, and recent technology that allows GPS measurements of them from underwater seismic monitoring stations directly on the tectonic plate involved.