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Jun252015

Injection induced seismicty

Very interesting collection of papers in The Leading Edge regarding injection-induced seismicity.  Fluid injection during petroleum production can cause crustal movement with significant seismic energy. 

"Preliminary hazard models indicate that areas experiencing the highest rate of earthquakes in 2014 have a short-term (one-year) hazard comparable to or higher than the hazard in the source region of tectonic earthquakes in the New Madrid and Charleston seismic zones."