New data from India show impounded water in reservoirs increases earthquake risk

There is now hard evidence that impounding of water by even small dams of 1 sq km with just 10 metre variation in water level can cause deformation in the neighbouring region. Such deformation may add to the stress of a nearby fault, which if already critically stressed, can trigger an earthquake. Even very small … Continue reading New data from India show impounded water in reservoirs increases earthquake risk

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