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Quentin Bletery
      Postdoctoral fellow
      University of Oregon


contact: qbletery@uoregon.edu
  






I am a postdoctoral fellow, at the University of Oregon, working on understanding the behavior of large faults during the different phases of the seismic cycle. My research interests include imaging the rupture of large earthquakes, studying slow slip phenomena along large faults and relating earthquake ruptures to fault properties. 

News: We recently evidenced that giant earthquakes preferentially occur on planar (low-curvature) faults. Below a figure showing the curvature along the largest subduction faults of the world and the distribution of historical mega-earthquakes (Bletery et al., Science, 2016):
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