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A stress measurement made in a deep borehole at a depth of 500 m (1,640 ft) indicates a horizontal stress that is three times the vertical stress and that the vertical stress is consistent with an estimate based on overburden weight alone, that is, 25 kPa per meter of depth (1.1 psi per ft of depth). Estimate the portions of horizontal stress associated with weight alone and with other forces.

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