Intraslab earthquakes are generated by fault ruptures, which occur at shallow (20–60 km) or deep (>60  km) parts of a subducting tectonic plate slab. In both cases the rupture occurs in the vicinity of a zone with large velocity contrast and increased regional stress caused by the subducting plates. These conditions have significant effects on fault geometry, rupture dynamics, and seismic energy, which in turn affect the amplitude and duration of ground motion. Consequently, intraslab earthquakes can generate larger ground motion than shallow crustal earthquakes of same magnitude. Therefore their study is very important for strong ground motion prediction and...

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