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|Main Title||Earthquake hazard associated with deep well injection : a report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency /|
|Publisher||U.S. G.P.O. ; For sale by the Books and Open-File Reports Section, U.S. Geological Survey,|
|Subjects||Oil field flooding--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Deep-well disposal--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Induced seismicity--United States. ; Séismes--Prévision. ; Sâeismes--Prâevision.|
|Collation||vii, 74 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.|
Map on folded leaf in pocket. Shipping list no.: 1991-267-P. Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-35).
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.