posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 04:27 PM
Neat. An article just released in the journal Geophysical Research Letters
contends that seismicity at the Coso geothermal field in CA was
triggered by the 8.8 Chilean quake.
I can't read the entire article without purchasing it, but from the abstract:
Several microearthquakes near the Coso Geothermal Field were apparently triggered, with the largest earthquake (Ml 3.5) occurring during the
large-amplitude Love surface waves. The Chile mainshock also triggered numerous tremor bursts near the Parkfield-Cholame section of the San Andreas
I remember that swarm near Coso, it was interesting at the time.
A news link from the time:
What's interesting to me is that there was quite a bit of activity at Coso prior to the Chilean quake. If you look at the Quake Watch 2010 thread,
starting at around page 6 you can follow the sequence of events.
edit on 30-12-2010 by quakewatcher because: added forgotten link to cited