A Human Trigger for the Great Quake of Sichuan?

  title={A Human Trigger for the Great Quake of Sichuan?},
  author={Richard A. Kerr and Richard A. Stone},
  pages={322 - 322}
SEISMOLOGYThe first researchers have gone public with evidence that stresses from water piled behind the new Zipingpu Dam may have triggered last May's devastating earthquake in China's Sichuan Province. 

Effects of Recent Environmental Changes on Global Seismicity and Volcanism

Abstract A covariation of recent global environmental changes and seismicity on Earth is demonstrated. Presently, rising concern about anthropogenic activities and their consequences on the

The relationship between large reservoirs and seismicity

  • Geology
  • 2011
The issue of reservoir-triggered seismicity (RTS) received a great deal of attention worldwide following the earthquake which jolted Wenchuan County in Sichuan Province on 12 May 2008, resulting in

Seismic hazard and risk assessment

The prediction program in China has provided useful experience and taught many lessons but it is presently impractical to rely on prediction to prevent earthquake disasters, so the practical approach is to strengthen the resilience of the built environment based on an assessment of seismic hazard.

Sustained seismicity near Koyna-Warna reservoir: A mish-mash of physical processes

Earthquakes in Koyna-Warna region are triggered by the reservoirs but the reasons for sustained seismicity, in terms of magnitude and time, remain enigmatic. We critically review the proposed

Review of emergency management related to the Wenchuan earthquake: a special section

Earthquakes are among the most terrifying and destructive natural disasters threatening humans. As the Wenchuan earthquake in China of May 2008 turned out to be one of the most severe threats to

Did the Zipingpu Reservoir trigger the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake?

The devastating May 2008 Wenchuan earthquake (Mw 7.9) resulted from thrust of the Tibet Plateau on the Longmen Shan fault zone, a consequence of the Indo‐Asian continental collision. Many have

Koyna, India: A very prominent site of artificial water reservoir-triggered seismicity

  • H. Gupta
  • Geology
    Journal of Earth System Science
  • 2022
Abstract Anthropogenic activities such as gold and coal mining, oil and gas production, filling of artificial water reservoirs, harnessing of geothermal energy, etc., have induced/triggered

Reservoir-induced seismicity in the Danjiangkou Reservoir: a quantitative analysis

SUMMARY Reservoir-induced seismicity (RIS) was observed, following the impoundment in 1967 of the Danjiangkou Reservoir in Henan and Hubei provinces in central China. Starting with lowlevel