Christine Regalla co-authors paper on earthquake surface rupture in Geophysical Research Letters

Assistant Professor Christine Regalla and her colleagues have published “Holocene Surface Rupture History of an Active Forearc Fault Redefines Seismic Hazard in Southwestern British Columbia, Canada” in Geophysical Research Letters. This paper documents the first detailed history of earthquake surface rupture for an onland fault within the Cascadia subduction zone of British Columbia, Canada. These data provide new constraints on the fault’s behavior that should be incorporated into new seismic hazard assessments and building code practices relevant to urban centers in southwestern British Columbia (Canada) and northwestern Washington State (United States).