A second type of seismo-electric effect was recognized by A. G. Ivanov [1] and a theory for it was given by Ya. I. F renkel’ [2]. It is observed in soils and rocks containing the ions of dissolved salts, which can migrate through the solid rock, leading to electrification of the rock when it is seismically excited. This effect is in essence a geophysical manifestation of one of the well-known electrokinetic phenomena [3], the streaming potential or filtration potential. The second type seismo-electric effect has been produced in laboratory conditions by the present author [4] and by Volarovich and Parkhomenko [5, 6]. Other electrokinetic phenomena which represent the converse effect to the streaming potential are known, namely electro-osmosis and electrophoresis; these consist of motion of the liquid (or suspended particles in it) under the influence of an applied electric field. It is thus natural to suppose that there is an inverse effect associated with the seismo-electric phenomenon: a rock containing an electrolytic solution should exhibit oscillatory deformations when subjected to an alternating potential difference.


Seismic Effect Artificial Material Copper Sulfate Solution Stream Potential Rochelle Salt 
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