Earthquakes might cause major destruction on surface buildings as well as subsurface constructions, like mines or nuclear waste disposal sites. It is therefore, a must to investigate the damage inflicted by earthquakes. Our numerical approach can simulate the propagation of elastic waves induced either by explosions or slip on a nearby fault to resolve the change in stresses on the underground construction in spatial and temporal dimension. Furthermore, the simulations can provide answers to whether a second earthquake is triggered on another fault segement.
- temporal and spatial distribution of changes in stress and displacement
- estimation of the reactivation of distal and proximal faults