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Earthquakes induced by fluid injection and explosion

Tectonophysics

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Abstract

Earthquakes generated by fluid injection near Denver, Colorado, are compared with earthquakes triggered by nuclear explosion at the Nevada Test Site. Spatial distributions of the earthquakes in both cases are compatible with the hypothesis that variation of fluid pressure in preexisting fractures controls the time distribution of the seismic events in an "aftershock" sequence. We suggest that the fluid pressure changes may also control the distribution in time and space of natural aftershock sequences and of earthquakes that have been reported near large reservoirs. ?? 1970.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Earthquakes induced by fluid injection and explosion
Series title:
Tectonophysics
Volume
9
Issue:
2-3
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Tectonophysics
First page:
205
Last page:
214