Seeking the cause of earthquakes

Dapeng Zhao

Published 1998, SCEC Contribution #437

High-resolution seismic tomography detects weak sections of the seismogenic crust, facilitating the assessment and mitigation of earthquake hazards. The crustal weakening may be caused by active volcanoes, magma chambers, and overpressurized fluids in fault zones.

Zhao, D. (1998). Seeking the cause of earthquakes. Science Spectra, 11, 6-10.