Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
University of California - Riverside
Caption: This image shows olivine crystal of a sample used to simulate deep earthquakes. The olivine contains small crystals of pyroxene within it that have been cut by "nanofaults." The numbers each show the parts of a pyroxene crystal that has been cut and displaced along a "nanofault."
Credit: Green Lab, UC Riverside.
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