New Insights Into The Current Stress Field Around the Yishu Fault Zone, Eastern China

  • Peng LiEmail author
  • Mei-feng Cai
  • Sheng-jun Miao
  • Qi-feng Guo
Technical Note


The Yishu fault zone, also known as the Shandong segment of the Tan–Lu fault zone, is part of the middle segment of the Tan–Lu fault zone and is a large NNE striking (N10°–25°E) fault zone (Fig. 1). The fault zone stretches from the southern Tancheng area to the northern Laizhou Bay with a total length of approximately 350 km, and the fault zone is located between the western Shandong block and Jiaodong block or Sulu orogenic belt. During long-term development and the evolutionary process, the fault zone was characterized by distinct segment difference activities in space and multistage activities in time (Zhang et al. 2015). The fault zone is an important geotectonic boundary that controls and affects the stratigraphic framework, tectonic movement, magmatism and mineral distribution in the Shandong region. More importantly, the fault zone is a strong seismically active belt and obviously controls the strong earthquakes in both the Shandong region and North China; many...


Current stress field Yishu fault zone In situ stress measurements Coulomb’s frictional failure criterion Fault stability 

List of Symbols


Maximum principal stress


Minimum principal stress


Maximum horizontal stress


Minimum horizontal stress


Vertical stress




Ratio of the maximum horizontal stress to the vertical stress


Ratio of the maximum horizontal stress to the minimum horizontal stress


Ratio of the average of the horizontal stresses to the vertical stress


Ratio of the maximum horizontal stress to the minimum horizontal stress


Friction coefficient


Ratio of the maximum shear stress to the average stress


Pore pressure



This study was funded by the State Key Research Development Program of China (No. 2016YFC0600801 and No. 2017YFC0804103) and the National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (No. 2015CB060200).

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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peng Li
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Mei-feng Cai
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sheng-jun Miao
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Qi-feng Guo
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Civil and Resource EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of High-Efficient Mining and Safety of Metal Mines (Ministry of Education of China)University of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  3. 3.Beijing Key Laboratory of Urban Underground Space EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina

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