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elastic rebound

n
(Geological Science) geology a theory of earthquakes that envisages gradual deformation of the fault zone without fault slippage until friction is overcome, when the fault suddenly slips to produce the earthquake
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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.