Tag Archives: seismic triggering

Proof of earthquake triggering in Christchurch? Not so fast…

When a magnitude 6.3 earthquake scored an almost direct hit on Christchurch in February, I discussed the possibility that rather than being a simple aftershock of the Darfield earthquake last September, it was an example of the earlier quake triggering … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, tectonics

The many faces of earthquake triggering

Can large earthquakes beget more large earthquakes? It’s an easy question to ask, but much more difficult to answer. Depending on the distance from, and time since, the initial earthquake, the processes that may result in ‘seismic triggering’ are very … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, tectonics

Rattle, then boom, in the Andes

Do you get more volcanic eruptions in the aftermath of large earthquakes? Sometimes.
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Categories: earthquakes, geology, paper reviews, volcanoes