Fault Complexity and Interaction: Evidence of Static Earthquake Triggering

  • Eleftheria PapadimitriouEmail author
  • Vasileios Karakostas
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (SPEES)


Fault interaction investigation was performed in several cases on a regional scale by evaluating stress patterns for different configurations based on specific natural fault arrays. Coseismic Coulomb stress changes that are induced on the surrounding receiver faults by the earthquake on the source fault and in several cases the accumulated stress changes that included the long-term tectonic loading have revealed. Triggering occurs as a redistribution of stress induced by an earthquake. One of the primary reasons to study earthquake triggering is to work toward being able to predict where the next seismic event will occur. Triggered event can happen very fast, after several years, or after decades. Research results that successfully highlighted triggering effects are accumulated from several cases from Greece and other areas and for different faulting types.


Fault population Interaction and triggering Coulomb stress changes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geophysics Department, School of GeologyAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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