Dams and Earthquakes

Artificial water reservoir-triggered earthquakes with special emphasis at Koyna

(May 25, 2005) Globally, about one hundred sites are known where filling of artificial water reservoirs triggered earthquakes. It is noteworthy that a majority of the sites where triggered earthquakes exceeding magnitude 5 have occurred are in Stable Continental Regions.Harsh K. Gupta, Current Science, VOL. 88, NO. 10, 25 May 2005

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