Reservoir-induced Seismicity in China
- L. ChenAffiliated withDepartment of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A.
- , P. TalwaniAffiliated withDepartment of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A.
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—A review of case histories of reservoir-induced seismicity (RIS) in China shows that it mainly occurs in granitic and karst terranes. Seismicity in granitic terranes is mainly associated with pore pressure diffusion whereas in karst terranes the chemical effect of water appears to play a major role in triggering RIS. In view of the characteristic features of RIS in China, we can expect moderate earthquakes to be induced by the construction of the Three Gorges Project on the Yangtze River.
- Reservoir-induced Seismicity in China
pure and applied geophysics
Volume 153, Issue 1 , pp 133-149
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- Key words: Reservoir-induced seismicity in China, mechanism of reservoir-induced seismicity.
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