The largest inland earthquake in North America in almost 150 years struck Alaska on 3 November 2002. It ruptured three different faults, with a total rupture length of ∼330 km. It started on the previously unrecognized Susitna Glacier Thrust Fault, a splay fault south of the McKinley strand of the Denali Fault system (DFS). Then the rupture transferred onto the main strand of the DFS and continued as a right-lateral strike-slip event for ∼220 km until it reached the Totschunda Fault, near 143°W longitude. At that point, it right-stepped onto the more southeasterly trending Totschunda Fault and stopped after rupturing...

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