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Fertile fields for seismicity

An analysis of crustal uplift around California's San Joaquin Valley, caused by groundwater extraction, reveals that such removal leads to both seasonal and long-term unclamping of the nearby San Andreas Fault system. See Letter p.483

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Figure 1: Aerial view of the San Andreas Fault along the Carrizo Plain, central California.

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Lundgren, P. Fertile fields for seismicity. Nature 509, 436–437 (2014).

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