Conclusion

We examined the stress field and calculated the temperature increase for the Bolivia and Fiji earthquakes. For the thickness of the fault zone, assumed in both cases the temperature rise was high enough to melt the surrounding rocks. In our ongoing work, we are studying kinematic modeling, and the stress change of other large deep earthquakes.

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