Dynamic triggering of fault slip



Earthquakes and rock bursts belong to those natural phenomena which pose a great threat to mankind and they have been associated with mythicism for a long time. In fact, even today with all the computer capabilities man has at his/her disposal there are more questions to be asked than satisfying answers available. In fact, it is not at all clear how earthquakes can be triggered and what kind of connection there exists between an earthquake and the earth’s geological structure.


Stress Wave Blast Wave Rock Burst Fault Slip Rayleigh Surface Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsTechnical University ViennaViennaAustria

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