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Subject: Ground Water
From: wizard@......... (Michael Duck)
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 04:40:58 -0800

First, I am from India and live near Gujarat state,
which was rocked on January 26 by a devastating quake.
What I want to know is about the relation between
anomolous behaviour of ground water with seismic
activity. I read in a book that there is a research
going to predict earthquakes by studying the behaviour
of ground water table (shifting places, etc) before
the tremors. I understand that there is a strong link,
and changes in ground water level can be traced 3-4
months before the main shock. Can somebody fill me up
on this.
Sorry, if I sound like an idiot. In that case please
correct me.

There is a paper by Eddie Quilty at the USGS in Menlo Park.


Water Level and Strain Changes Preceding and Following the August 4, 1985
Kettleman Hills, California Earthquake.

Authors Evelyn Roeloffs and Eddie Quilty

A Report from Pure Applied geophys. 149 (1997) 21-60 033-4553/97/010021-36

It has some very interesting information on well levels.

I think there were also some articles years ago in Scientific American
Magazine that discussed well levels and earthquakes.

Michael Duck
Tuolumne Utilities District
Telemetry Networking Systems
Sonora, CA


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