Earthquake stress triggers, stress shadows, and seismic hazard

Current Science


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Many aspects of earthquake mechanics remain an enigma at the beginning of the twenty-first century. One potential bright spot is the realization that simple calculations of stress changes may explain some earthquake interactions, just as previous and ongoing studies of stress changes have begun to explain human- induced seismicity. This paper, which is an update of Harris1, reviews many published works and presents a compilation of quantitative earthquake-interaction studies from a stress change perspective. This synthesis supplies some clues about certain aspects of earthquake mechanics. It also demonstrates that much work remains to be done before we have a complete story of how earthquakes work.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Earthquake stress triggers, stress shadows, and seismic hazard
Series title Current Science
Volume 79
Issue 9
Year Published 2000
Language English
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Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Current Science
First page 1215
Last page 1225
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