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Data from: Global induced stress field from large earthquakes since 1900 and chained earthquake occurrence

Citation

Lee, Junhyung; Hong, Tae-Kyung (2021), Data from: Global induced stress field from large earthquakes since 1900 and chained earthquake occurrence, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.zkh1893b1

Abstract

Great earthquakes produce significant damages over large areas. The timely identification of impending earthquakes is crucial for seismic hazard mitigation. We assess the stress induced from neighboring earthquakes for 120 years around the circum-Pacific plate boundaries. Large earthquakes perturbed the stress fields. We analyze 1,636 earthquakes with moment magnitudes greater than or equal to 6.4 in 1900-2020. The cumulative Coulomb stress changes reach up to the order of tens to hundreds of bar at the plate boundaries. Large earthquakes followed in the regions with large lateral gradients of cumulative Coulomb stress changes induced by precedent earthquakes. Laterally heterogeneous stress fields may play an important role in nucleation of great earthquakes.

Methods

This data set is concerned with the paper "Global induced stress field from large earthquakes since 1900 and chained earthquake occurrence" submitted to Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems by Junhyung Lee, and Tae-Kyung Hong in 2021. We provide data files to produce eight figures in the paper: Figures 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26. All data files are given in the ASCII format.

Usage Notes

Please see the file "README" included in the zip file.