The conventional view among geologists has been that deep beneath the seafloor, where rocks are strong, movements of the plates can generate a lot of elastic rebound
This would agree with the so-called seismic cycle theory and the simple elastic rebound model for the intra-seismic phase (Scholz, 2002).
The determined velocities of strike-slip movements indicate that MSF activity is consistent with the simple elastic rebound model (Scholz, 2002), which is characteristic for the inter-seismic phase.
After the earth quakes; elastic rebound
on an urban planet.
That fundamental theory is the elastic rebound
hypothesis," he explains.
AFTER THE EARTH QUAKES: Elastic Rebound
on an Urban Planet SUSAN ELIZABETH HOUGH AND ROGER G.