Abstract. A high-resolution finite volume method approach to incorporating time-dependent slip across rectangular subfaults when modeling general fault geometry is presented. The fault slip is induced by a modification of the Riemann problem to the linear elasticity equations across cell interfaces aligned with the subfaults. This is illustrated in the context of the high-resolution wave-propagation algorithms that are implemented in the open source Clawpack software (www.clawpack.org), but this approach could be easily incorporated into other Riemann solver based numerical methods. Surface deformation results are obtained in both two and three dimensions and compared to those given by the steady-state, homogeneous half-space Okada solution.
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