Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/1896
AuthorsStein, R. S.* 
Lin, J.* 
King, G. C. P.* 
TitleStress triggering of earthquakes: evidence for the 1994 M = 6.7 Northridge, California, shock
Issue DateDec-1994
Series/Report no.37/6
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/1896
Keywordsearthquake prediction
Coulomb stress
Southern California
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.06. Seismology::04.06.99. General or miscellaneous 
AbstractA model of stress transfer implies that earthquakes in 1933 and 1952 increased the Conlomb stress at the site of the 1971 San Fernando earthquake. The 1971 earthquake in turn raised stress and produced aftershocks at the site of the 1987 Whittier Narrows and 1994 Northridge ruptures. The Northridge main shock raised stress in areas where its aftershocks and surface faulting occurred. Together, M ? 6 earthquakes near Los Angeles since 1933 have stressed parts of the Oak Ridge, Sierra Madre, Santa Monica Mountains, Elysian Park, and Newport-Inglewood faults by > 1 bar. While too small to cause earthquakes, these stress changes can trigger events if the crust is already near failure, or advance future earthquake occurrence if it is not.
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