Ridgecrest Faults Increasingly Sensitive to Solid Earth Tides Before Earthquakes

USGS Ridgecrest seismic station

20 April 2023–Faults in the Ridgecrest, California area were very sensitive to solid earth tidal stresses in the year and a half before the July 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence, researchers reported at the Seismological Society of America (SSA)’s 2023 Annual Meeting. “The signal of tidal modulation becomes extremely strong” after … Continue Reading »