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Cohesive strengthening of fault zones during the interseismic period: An experimental study

Tenthorey, Eric; Cox, Stephen

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There is widespread evidence indicating that faults regain a portion of their strength during the interseismic period. Here, we present experiments designed to understand and quantify the interseismic cohesive strengthening resulting from fluid-rock reactions in fault zones. The triaxial experiments consisted of fracturing cores of Fontainebleau sandstone under dry conditions, forming a localized shear failure zone (stage 1). The specimens were then reacted hydrothermally under isostatic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/26627
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research
DOI: 10.1029/2005JB004122

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