Articles | Volume 382
Proc. IAHS, 382, 361–365, 2020
Proc. IAHS, 382, 361–365, 2020

Pre-conference publication 22 Apr 2020

Pre-conference publication | 22 Apr 2020

Land subsidence due to groundwater extraction and tectonic activity in Pingtung Plain, Taiwan

Duc-Huy Tran and Shih-Jung Wang

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Short summary
Land subsidence due to groundwater extraction and tectonic activity is separated by using the conceptual model proposed in this study. The contributions of land subsidence quantity from different factors at different locations are different due to the complex tectonic situation in this area. The assessment results show that the deep deformation is induced not only by tectonic activity but also by hydraulic loading. An increase of rainfall could induce a compressed deep deformation.