Earthquake Nucleation Size: Evidence of Loading Rate Dependence in Laboratory Faults

Simon Guerin-Marthe1, Stefan Bjorklund Nielsen1, Stefano Giani2, Robert Bird2 and Giulio Di Toro3, (1)Durham University, Earth Sciences, Durham, United Kingdom, (2)Durham University, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham, United Kingdom, (3)National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Roma 1, Rome, Italy