What happens to groundwater chemistry during fault slip: implications for rock friction (£1.2K)

Project: Internally funded project

Project Details


Mimicking the pressure changes in groundwater during earthquakes. Changes in groundwater pressure can trigger precipitation and dissolution of minerals, changing water chemistry and fracture surfaces. This in turn can lead to changes in rock friction, potentially increasing the magnitude of future earthquakes.

Layman's description

Changing the pressure in groundwater to see how pressure changes during earthquakes can alter water chemistry underground.
Short titleGeolSoc Pressure Experiment
Effective start/end date31/03/1831/03/19


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