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Groundwater helium level could signal potential risk of earthquake

Nov. 29, 2016

Yuji Sano and Naoto Takahata (AORI, The University of Tokyo)

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators have revealed a relationship between helium levels in groundwater and the amount of stress exerted on inner rock layers of the earth, found at locations near the epicenter of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake. Scientists hope the finding will lead to the development of a monitoring system that catches stress changes that could foreshadow a big earthquake.

Detail: UTokyo Research "Groundwater helium level could signal potential risk of earthquake"

UTokyo Research (Nov. 29, 2016)  

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