Science Discovery

Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2014

  • Did the Little Ice Age Release Earthquakes

    Sung-Ho Na, Tae-Woong Chung, Dork Sahagian

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2014
    Pages: 47-50
    Received: Dec. 07, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 24, 2014
    Published: Jan. 04, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sd.20140204.11
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    Abstract: The Little Ice Age possibly released many shallow earthquakes in Korea and other places of the Earth. Decrease of temperature penetrates into hundreds meters deep into the Earth’s crust when its surface temperature is kept low for centuries. The resultant reduction of hydrostatic pressure in the crust can trigger earthquakes. According to historica... Show More