The team’s latest work uses MEFISTO to look at the record of seismicity along the Aleutian margin. The skinny is that feedbacks between earthquake ruptures, cementation, and fluid pressure and flow account for observed clustering in the size, spacing, and timing of earthquakes!

Output of MEFISTO can be saved in stored frames using the frame_int variable. This records conditions on the subduction interface every <frame_int> steps (“int” meaning “interval”). So use a smaller number for a higher frame rate.

You can then make animations by contouring the “frame” variables (loc_frame for cell location, fluid_pressure_frame, etc.). Below are two examples. Check back soon for the code to produce .gifs.

You are viewing conditions on the subduction interface itself: simultaneous videos of slip deficit (left) and fluid pressure (right). Warmer or brighter colors are higher values.