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Coulomb stress changes following moderate to large earthquakes
Coulomb stress changes following moderate to large earthquakes affect the timing and location of subsequent events.
For instance, stress changes from the 2010 Darfield earthquake triggered an earthquake five months later which badly damaged Christchuch.
A range of honours projects are available to investigate various aspects of Coulomb triggering including the benefit of including fault information in Coulomb maps, the circumstances in which these stress changes trigger large events, and the extent to which they can be combined with statistical models to forecast earthquake rates.