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Main Title Earthquake Hazard Associated with Deep Well Injection: A Report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Author C. Nicholson ; R. L. Wesson
CORP Author Geological Survey, Reston, VA.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2014
Report Number USGS-BULL-1951
Stock Number PB2015-100056
Additional Subjects Earthquakes ; Injection wells ; Fluid injection ; Flooding ; Stress ; Pressures ; Hydrogeology ; Faults ; Seismicity ; Drilling
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NTIS  PB2015-100056 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/10/2015
Collation 86p
Abstract
Under certain circumstances, the increased pore pressure resulting from fluid injection, whether for waste disposal, secondary recovery, geothermal energy, or solution mining, can trigger earthquakes. This report discusses known cases of injection-induced seismicity and how and why earthquakes may be triggered, as well as conditions under which the triggering is most likely to occur. Criteria are established to assist in regulating well operations so as to minimize the seismic hazard associated with deep well fluid injection.