Taiwan Earthquakes Linked To Seasonal Water Level Changes

New Report: Influence Of Asian Monsoon On Seismic Activity

1 May 2021 by Local Press Report
TAIPEI

A new report presents evidence that seismic activity in western Taiwan was highest in the dry season and lowest between July and September, at the end of the monsoon season. “In the dry season, we see more earthquakes because the water load has been removed". The researchers found that this decreased groundwater resulted in a peak in the rebounding of Earth’s crust even when under low amounts of stress. Eastern Taiwan had a more complex pattern of seismic activity. There, deeper earthquakes tended to occur more frequently from December to February. Source: New Scientist


 

Source: New Scientist