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Evolution of strength recovery and permeability during fluid-rock reaction in experimental fault zones

Tenthorey, Eric; Cox, Stephen; Todd, Hilary

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Physical and chemical fluid-rock interactions are implicated in controlling earthquake nucleation and recurrence. In particular, interseismic compaction, sealing and healing of fractured fault rocks can lead to strength recovery and stabilisation of fault zones. In contrast, these same processes can also assist increases in pore fluid pressures and consequent destabilisation of faults. Here, we present high-temperature, hydrothermal experiments designed to assess the evolution of strength of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72399
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/S0012-821X(02)01082-8

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