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Subject: Re: Ground water anomalies
From: Frank Condon frankcnd@..........
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 19:46:36 +0000

Hello Himanshu:

Here's an interesting report from a scientific study done for the Southern 
California area in the United States.

Fluid Pressure Variations Induced by Deformation: San Jacinto Fault zone,
California, 1978-1985
Groundwater Level Changes Associated With Seismicity In The Anza Region


Frank Condon

At 06:38 AM 2/9/01 -0800, you wrote:
>Dear all,
>I am a new subscriber to the PSN list and am finding
>myself awed by the volume of information going to and
>fro. More so, as I am an amateur. But still, I would
>like to stay on and learn a bit. May be you all may
>help me understand somethings that are intriguing me
>regarding earthquakes.
>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.
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