Earthquake Induced Seismicity: Evidence from the Ms7.4 Landers, Earthquake and The Geysers Geothermal Field, California

  • Joan Gomberg
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN, volume 4)


Recent definitive observations imply a causal relationship between earthquakes separated by distances greater than a thousand kilometers. These include a dramatic episode of widespread seismicity following the 1992 Ms7.4 Landers, California earthquake [Hill et al,1993] and a striking correlation between large distant earthquakes and swarm activity at The Geysers geothermal field, California [Stark and Davis, 1995] (Fig. 1). This study seeks a better understanding of the physical mechanisms underlying these observations and more generally, how strain changes may initiate (trigger) rupture and increase seismicity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan Gomberg
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  1. 1.U.S. Geological Survey Center for Earthquake Research and InformationThe University of MemphisMemphisUSA

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