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Gravitational body forces focus North American intraplate earthquakes

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, February 2017
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Title
Gravitational body forces focus North American intraplate earthquakes
Published in
Nature Communications, February 2017
DOI 10.1038/ncomms14314
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Authors

Will Levandowski, Mark Zellman, Rich Briggs

Abstract

Earthquakes far from tectonic plate boundaries generally exploit ancient faults, but not all intraplate faults are equally active. The North American Great Plains exemplify such intraplate earthquake localization, with both natural and induced seismicity generally clustered in discrete zones. Here we use seismic velocity, gravity and topography to generate a 3D lithospheric density model of the region; subsequent finite-element modelling shows that seismicity focuses in regions of high-gravity-derived deviatoric stress. Furthermore, predicted principal stress directions generally align with those observed independently in earthquake moment tensors and borehole breakouts. Body forces therefore appear to control the state of stress and thus the location and style of intraplate earthquakes in the central United States with no influence from mantle convection or crustal weakness necessary. These results show that mapping where gravitational body forces encourage seismicity is crucial to understanding and appraising intraplate seismic hazard.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 2%
Italy 1 2%
Unknown 44 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 28%
Professor 4 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 4%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 6 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 34 74%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Computer Science 1 2%
Physics and Astronomy 1 2%
Unknown 9 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 September 2019.
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