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).
"That fundamental theory is the elastic rebound
hypothesis," he explains.
After the earth quakes; elastic rebound
on an urban planet.
AFTER THE EARTH QUAKES: Elastic Rebound
on an Urban Planet SUSAN ELIZABETH HOUGH AND ROGER G.
According to Synolakis, the repetitiveness of the cycles provides the most compelling evidence to date for 'elastic rebound
' of previously stored energy, which may result in a tsunami generated by a quake.