Erosion may trigger earthquakes

21 noviembre 2014

Researchers have shown that surface processes, i.e. erosion and sedimentation, may trigger shallow earthquakes (less than five kilometers deep) and favor the rupture of large deep earthquakes up to the surface. Although plate tectonics was generally thought to be the only persistent mechanism able to influence fault activity, it appears that surface processes also increase stresses on active faults, such as those in Taiwan, one of the world’s most seismic regions.
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/DLy9F3hMxtc/141121082911.htm

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