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Earth, Planets and Space

, Volume 62, Issue 11, pp 893–898

First Online: 26 January 2011Received: 09 October 2008Accepted: 09 March 2009

Abstract

We conduct a systematic survey of remote triggering of earthquakes in north China following the 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan earthquake. We identify triggered earthquakes as impulsive seismic energies with clear P and S arrivals on 5 Hz high-pass-filtered three-component velocity seismograms during and immediately after the passage of teleseismic waves. We find clearly triggered seismic activity near the Babaoshan and Huangzhuang-Gaoliying faults southwest of Beijing, and near the aftershock zone of the 1976 MW 7.6 Tangshan earthquake. While several earthquakes occur during and immediately after the teleseismic waves in the aftershock zone of the 1975 Mw 7.0 Haicheng earthquake, the change of seismicity is not significant enough to establish the direct triggering relationship. Our results suggest that intraplate regions with active faults associated with major earthquakes during historic or recent times are susceptible to remote triggering. We note that this does not always guarantee the triggering to occur, indicating that other conditions are needed. Since none of these regions is associated with any active geothermal or volcanic activity, we infer that dynamic triggering could be ubiquitous and occur in a wide range of tectonic environments.

Key wordsDynamic triggering the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake earthquake interaction  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Zhigang Peng - Weijun Wang - Qi-Fu Chen - Tao Jiang

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