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Is there a periodicity in the occurrence of earthquakes?

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
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Abstract

Various periodicities have been suspected in earthquake activity, but none has yet been proved. In his classic text on seismology, K.E Bullen remarked that small but discernable "trigger" forces, such as tidal effects, temperature changes or barometric changes, have been thought to act as "last straw" phenomena when the earthquake would have occurred anyway. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Is there a periodicity in the occurrence of earthquakes?
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 8
Issue 5
Year Published 1976
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 4 p.
First page 4
Last page 7
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