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Introduction to special section: Stress triggers, stress shadows, and implications for seismic hazard

January 1, 1998

Many aspects of earthquake mechanics remain an enigma as we enter the closing years of the twentieth century. One potential bright spot is the realization that simple calculations of stress changes may explain some earthquake interactions, just as previous and on going studies of stress changes have begun to explain human-induced seismicity. This paper, which introduces the special section "Stress Triggers, Stress Shadows, and Implications for Seismic Hazard," reviews many published works and presents a compilation of quantitative earthquake interaction studies from a stress change perspective. This synthesis supplies some clues about certain aspects of earthquake mechanics. It also demonstrates that much work remains before we can understand the complete story of how earthquakes work.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1998
Title Introduction to special section: Stress triggers, stress shadows, and implications for seismic hazard
DOI
Authors R.A. Harris
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth
Series Number
Index ID 70020605
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization

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