Volcanic Activity and Great Earthquakes at Convergent Plate Margins

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Science  12 Aug 1977:
Vol. 197, Issue 4304, pp. 655-657
DOI: 10.1126/science.197.4304.655


Volcanoes are unusually quiet for periods of a few years to a few decades prior to great shallow-thrust earthquakes. This is the most obvious part of an apparent pattern of volcanic activity related to the occurrence of great earthquakes at some convergent plate margins.