Acta Seismologica Sinica

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 483–490 | Cite as

Relationship between regional stress field variation and earthquake activities from GPS data

  • Zhang Yong-zhi 
  • Cui Du-xin 
  • Wang Qi 
  • Zhu Gui-zhi 


The relationship between the earth stress field, earth surface displacement field and the gravity variation is deduced. Algorithms based on the boundary element method to compute the earth stress variation using the earth surface displacement is discussed. The stress field variation in Jiashi region, Xinjiang, China is obtained from the GPS data observed in 1997 and 1998, respectively, and the relationship among the local stress field variation, seismic activities and fault tectonic activities is discussed.

Key words

GPS data boundary integral method crustal stress field seismic activities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhang Yong-zhi 
    • 1
  • Cui Du-xin 
    • 1
  • Wang Qi 
    • 2
  • Zhu Gui-zhi 
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Crustal Deformation Monitoring CenterChina Seismological BureauXi’anChina
  2. 2.Institute of SeismologyChina Seismological BureauWuhanChina

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