Articles | Volume 27, issue 2
Research article
19 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 19 Jan 2023

The origin of hydrological responses following earthquakes in a confined aquifer: insight from water level, flow rate, and temperature observations

Shouchuan Zhang, Zheming Shi, Guangcai Wang, Zuochen Zhang, and Huaming Guo


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-326', Giovanni Martinelli, 04 Oct 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Zheming Shi, 13 Oct 2022
    • RC3: 'Reply on RC1', Giovanni Martinelli, 24 Oct 2022
      • AC4: 'Reply on RC3', Zheming Shi, 18 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-326', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Oct 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Zheming Shi, 31 Oct 2022
  • CC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-326', Joshua Leusink, 02 Nov 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Zheming Shi, 15 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (25 Nov 2022) by Hongkai Gao
AR by Zheming Shi on behalf of the Authors (26 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Nov 2022) by Hongkai Gao
Short summary
We documented the step-like increases of water level, flow rate, and water temperatures in a confined aquifer following multiple earthquakes. By employing tidal analysis and a coupled temperature and flow rate model, we find that post-seismic vertical permeability changes and recharge model could explain the co-seismic response. And co-seismic temperature changes are caused by mixing of different volumes of water, with the mixing ratio varying according to each earthquake.