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Tidal triggering of earthquakes

Heaton, Thomas H. (1982) Tidal triggering of earthquakes. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 72 (6A). pp. 2181-2200. ISSN 0037-1106. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20121205-082246121

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Abstract

Analysis of the tidal stress tensor at the time of moderate to large earthquakes fails to confirm an earlier hypothesis that the origin times of shallow dip-slip earthquakes correlate with solid-earth tidal shear stress. Furthermore, no correlation is seen for either tidal shear stress or tidal normal-to-the-fault compressive stress with shallow strike-slip earthquakes or with deep earthquakes.


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Additional Information:© 1982 by the Seismological Society of America. Manuscript received 17 May 1982. I thank Marcia McNutt, Bruce Julian, and Fred Klein for critically reviewing the manuscript. I also thank Karen Richter Canto and Gary M. Gutierrez for their work in computing and compiling the tidal phases of the earthquakes used in this study.
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