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Progressive fault triggering and fluid flow in aftershock domains: Examples from mineralized Archean fault systems

Micklethwaite, Steven; Cox, Stephen

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In strike-slip fault systems, Coulomb failure stress changes due to mainshocks can trigger large aftershocks or further earthquakes. The combination of static stress changes from mainshocks and large aftershocks potentially has a profound influence on the final distribution of aftershocks and crustal-scale fluid redistribution. Because mineralization acts as a high fluid flux indicator the interaction of static stress changes, fault triggering and fluid flow can be studied from mineralized...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/26457
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.07.050

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