Abstract

Accumulating evidence, although still strongly spatially aliased, indicates that although remote dynamic triggering of small‐to‐moderate (Mw<5) earthquakes can occur in all tectonic settings, transtensional stress regimes with normal and subsidiary strike‐slip faulting seem to be more susceptible to dynamic triggering than transpressional regimes with reverse and subsidiary strike‐slip faulting. Analysis of the triggering potential of Love‐ and Rayleigh‐wave dynamic stresses incident on normal, reverse, and strike‐slip faults assuming Andersonian faulting theory and simple Coulomb failure supports this apparent difference for rapid‐onset triggering susceptibility.

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