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Ground-water-level monitoring for earthquake prediction; a progress report based on data collected in Southern California, 1976-79

Open-File Report 80-413

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey is conducting a research program to determine if groundwater-level measurements can be used for earthquake prediction. Earlier studies suggest that water levels in wells may be responsive to small strains on the order of 10 to the minus 8th power to 10 to the minus 10th power (dimensionless). Water-level data being collected in the area of the southern California uplift show response to earthquakes and other natural and manmade effects. The data are presently (1979) being made ready for computer analysis. The completed analysis may indicate the presence of precursory earthquake information. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water-level monitoring for earthquake prediction; a progress report based on data collected in Southern California, 1976-79
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
80-413
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1980
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
v, 64 p. ill., maps ;28 cm.