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Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 88, Issue 3, pp 123–129 | Cite as

Variation of Lunar-Solar Tidal Force and Earthquakes in Taiwan Island of China

  • Juan Zhao
  • Yanben Han
  • Zhian Li
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Abstract

This paper considers the relationship between 21 major earthquakes(Ms ≥ 7.0) in land and the offshore area of Taiwan island in the 20th century and thevariance ratio of the lunar-solar tidal force. The result indicates that the time of these earthquakes is closely related to the variance ratio of the lunar-solar tidal force, and therefore that the tidal force possibly plays an important role in triggering earthquakes.

Earthquakes lunar-solar tidal force variance ratio 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Zhao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yanben Han
    • 2
  • Zhian Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyBeijing Normal UniversityP.R. China
  2. 2.National Astronomical ObservatoriesChinese Academy of SciencesP.R. China

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