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The Cascadia Megathrust and Tectonic Stress in the Pacific Northwest

Cartoon showing tectonic stress on a subducting plate.

Source:   Geist, Eric L., 1996. Relationship between the present-day stress field and plate boundary forces in the Pacific Northwest, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 23, p. 3381-3384.


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