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Injection-Induced Earthquakes

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William L Ellsworth, 2013, Injection-Induced Earthquakes: Science, v. 341, no. 6142.

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Earthquakes in unusual locations have become an important topic of discussion in both North America and Europe, owing to the concern that industrial activity could cause damaging earthquakes. It has long been understood that earthquakes can be induced by impoundment of reservoirs, surface and underground mining, withdrawal of fluids and gas from the subsurface, and injection of fluids into underground formations. Injection-induced earthquakes have, in particular, become a focus of discussion as the application of hydraulic fracturing to tight shale formations is enabling the production of oil and gas from previously unproductive formations. Earthquakes can be induced as part of the process to stimulate the production from tight shale [...]

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/term/528e9a2ce4b05d51c7038afe 10.1126/science.1225942

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