Tidal triggering of earthquakes in the Swabian Jura?

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D. Young
W. Zurn


Several statistical tests were used to investigate the possibility that the earthquakes in the Swabian Jura are triggered by the tidal stress in the Earth. The results provide weak evidence that the earthquakes tend to occur when the tidal shear stress on the fault plane in the direction supporting the tectonic stress is greatest. A comparison of some of the statistical methods available for investigating tidal triggering effects is made.

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Young, D., & Zurn, W. (1978). Tidal triggering of earthquakes in the Swabian Jura?. Journal of Geophysics, 45(1), 171-182. Retrieved from https://journal.geophysicsjournal.com/JofG/article/view/41
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