Karen M. Pearson

Karen M. Pearson
Title
Graduate Student
Office
CHEM 0210A
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(301) 405-3597
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Research Interests

I am interested in stress accumulation in fault zones and earthquake triggering mechanisms. I am currently quantifying the effects of pore-pressure variations and background stress on seismicity. This particular research has implications for the triggering of seismicity by waste-water injection. In a broader sense, I seek to understand the ways stress builds and releases to cause earthquake to better characterize the hazards that may affect society.