Threatening and intimidating
After torturing and trying to kill him, Roper agrees to help, but his disgust at Miguel's increasingly overt displays of homoerotic interest almost compels him to abandon the mission.
These new understandings of the fault—its singularity and short stepovers—led researchers to re-evaluate the probability of a rupture traveling along the entire line of the structure.
Stepovers of more than 1.8 miles are usually enough to stop the flow of an earthquake, keeping a tremor confined to the segment where it started. Until now, the stepovers in the Newport-Inglewood/Rose Canyon (NIRC) Fault were presumed to be slightly more than 3 miles wide.