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    Earthquake swarms and accompanying phenomena in intraplate regions: a review
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    Aleš Špičák
    Špičák, Aleš
Source title - serial
    Studia geophysica et geodaetica
    Roč. 44, č. 2
    s. 89-106
    7 obr., 1 tab., 3 s.bibl.
    Zkr. název ser.: Stud. geophys. geod. (Praha)
Subject group
    kenozoické vulkanity Českého masivu
    měření seizmické
    tektonika desková
    vrt hluboký
    zemětřesení indukované
    zemětřesný roj
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Abstract (in english)
   The western part of the Bohemian Massif has played an exceptional role in recent geodynamic activity of the region. It is characterised by repeated occurrences of earthquake swarms and by the other manifestations of deep tectonic processes (CO2 emissions, anomalous 3He content, mineral waters, mofettes, etc.). The purpose of this paper is to introduce some other intraplate regions with earthquake swarm occurrence (French Massif Central; Colli Albani and Vulsini Mts., central Italy; Southern Apennines, Italy; the Danville and Long Valley regions, California; central Arkansas), and with artificially induced earthquake swarms (Larderello, Italy, geothermal field; Coso, California, geothermal field; NE Bavaria, Germany, deep drilling project). Although these areas represent different tectonic environments, the manifestations of recent geodynamic and/or man-made activity are similar in many aspects.
   this coincidence most probably issues from a common cause of both tectonic and artificially induced earthquake swarms - intrusions/injections of fluids. Since the regions with earthquake swarm occurrence of tectonic origin are situated as a rule in the close neighbourhood of Quaternary volcanoes, the intruding fluids seem to be derived from magma recently trasported to upper crustal layers
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    13. 2. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012