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Occurring only 13 months apart, the moment magnitude, Mw 3.4 Germantown, Maryland (16 July 2010), and Mw 5.8 Mineral, Virginia (23 August 2011), earthquakes rocked the U.S. national capital region, drawing renewed attention to the occurrence of intraplate seismicity in the Mid-Atlantic region of the eastern United States. We model the Coulomb stress transferred by these earthquakes to fault zones in the Mid-Atlantic region that were active during the Cenozoic. In most cases, the Mineral earthquake brought these preexisting Cenozoic faults further from failure. This unloading, like all changes in stress located more than 30 km from the...

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