Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Research article
30 Mar 2012
Research article |  | 30 Mar 2012

Relation between the celestial tide-generating stress and the temperature variations of the Abruzzo M = 6.3 Earthquake in April 2009

W. Y. Ma, H. Wang, F. S. Li, and W. M. Ma

Abstract. The temperature variations caused by additive tectonic stress has been studied to explain its relationship with the seismic fault sliding of the Abruzzo M = 6.3 Earthquake in April 2009. According to the periodic changes of the additive tectonic stress caused by the celestial tide-generating force, the temperature variations before and after the earthquake have been analyzed based on the temperature data from National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). The figures of temperature variations clearly show that the abnormal increasing of the temperature has resulted from seismic fault sliding. Based on this method, it is possible to forewarn short-impending earthquakes.