Regional rumble: glacial earthquakes in Greenland

T.B. Larsen, T.M. Jørgensen, M. Nettles, A. Ahlstrøm, J. Kruger, W. Hanka, G. Ekstrom

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Abstract

Glacial earthquakes are slow slip-events located under major outlet glaciers. These peculiar events were first discovered by Ekstrom et al in 2003 using teleseismic data and a global detection algorithm based on surface waves. The waveforms are consistent with a landslide-type focal mechanism, thus indicating that the seismological signals are linked to glacier movements.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberEGU2007-A-03541
Number of pages1
JournalGeophysical Research Abstracts
Volume9
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventEGU General Assembly 2007 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 16 Apr 200720 Apr 2007

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources

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