What Do Faults Feel? Observational Constraints on the Stresses Acting On Seismogenic Faults

  1. Rachel Abercrombie,
  2. Art McGarr,
  3. Giulio Di Toro and
  4. Hiroo Kanamori
  1. John Townend

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/170GM31

Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting

Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting

How to Cite

Townend, J. (2006) What Do Faults Feel? Observational Constraints on the Stresses Acting On Seismogenic Faults, in Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting (eds R. Abercrombie, A. McGarr, G. Di Toro and H. Kanamori), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/170GM31

Author Information

  1. Institute of Geophysics, School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904351

Online ISBN: 9781118666272

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Keywords:

  • Seismic waves;
  • Energy dissipation;
  • Faults (Geology);
  • Seismology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Tectonic Stress and Earthquake Faulting

  • Observational Constraints on the Tectonic Stress Tensor

  • The Tectonic Stress Field Near Plate-Bounding Faults

  • Temporal Changes: Stress Drops, Stress Rotations, and Stress Heterogeneity

  • Summary

  • Appendix A: Focal Mechanism Constraints on the Principal Stress Directions