Electrical triggering of earthquakes: results of laboratory experiments at spring-block models

@article{Novikov2017ElectricalTO,
  title={Electrical triggering of earthquakes: results of laboratory experiments at spring-block models},
  author={V. Novikov and V. I. Okunev and V. Klyuchkin and J. Liu and Y. Ruzhin and Xuhui Shen},
  journal={Earthquake Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={30},
  pages={167-172}
}
Recently published results of field and laboratory experiments on the seismic/acoustic response to injection of direct current (DC) pulses into the Earth crust or stressed rock samples raised a question on a possibility of electrical earthquake triggering. A physical mechanism of the considered phenomenon is not clear yet in view of the very low current density (10−7–10−8 A/m2) generated by the pulsed power systems at the epicenter depth (5–10 km) of local earthquakes occurred just after the… Expand
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