Effects Of Earthquakes And Earth Tides On Water Levels In Selected Wells In The Piedmont Of Delaware

Date
1980-02
Authors
Talley, J.H.
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Newark, DE: Delaware Geological Survey, University of Delaware
Abstract
Examination of continuous water-level hydrographs from two artesian observation wells in the Piedmont near Newark, Delaware reveals water-level fluctuations caused by earthquakes and by earth tides. The effects of 14 distant earthquakes with MS (surface wave) magnitudes between 6.7 and 8.0 and MB (body wave) magnitudes between 5.9 and 7.0 (National Earthquake Information Service, 1975-1977) have been recorded over a two-year and ten-month period.
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earthquakes , earth tides , well water levels , Delaware piedmont
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