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Reservoir Induced Seismicity-A Man-Made Disaster

Reservoir Induced Seismicity A Man-Made Disaster Aparna Viswanathan Earthquakes can be triggered by the impoundment of water in columns of 100 metres or more in large reservoirs behind high dams. Thus the October 20 Uttarkashi-Chamoli earthquake may be attributed to such Reservoir Induced Seismicity created by the 239.5 metres high Tehri Dam.

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