Earthquakes as beacons of stress change

@article{Seeber2000EarthquakesAB,
  title={Earthquakes as beacons of stress change},
  author={Leonardo Seeber and John G. Armbruster},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={407},
  pages={69-72}
}
Aftershocks occurring on faults in the far-field of a large earthquake rupture can generally be accounted for by changes in static stress on these faults caused by the rupture. This implies that faults interact, and that the timing of an earthquake can be affected by previous nearby ruptures. Here we explore the potential of small earthquakes to act as ‘beacons’ for the mechanical state of the crust. We investigate the static-stress changes resulting from the 1992 Landers earthquake in southern… CONTINUE READING

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