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Triggering of Earthquakes by Earthquakes

  • Alexei Nikolaev
  • Larry Ruff
  • Leonid Zimakov
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN, volume 4)

Abstract

There is no doubt that a strong earthquake triggers a large number of aftershocks near the epicenter. This is a manifestation of the release of tectonic energy and the process of stress relaxation. However, it is debatable that strong shocks at one location can trigger earthquakes at remote location at a distance some several times greater than the source size.

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© Springer-VerlagBerlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexei Nikolaev
    • 1
  • Larry Ruff
    • 2
  • Leonid Zimakov
    • 3
  1. 1.Research and Coordinating Center for Seismology and Engineering RASMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Dept. of Geological SciencesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Refraction Technology Inc.USA

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