Human-induced earthquakes

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These resources explore the current research on human-induced seismicity.

By showing that injections of fracturing fluids can cause a slow slip on a fault and produce an earthquake, new research marks a milestone in explaining seismic events.
University of Calgary
New research finds that pumping too much water from the Sea of Galilee, and thus 'unclamping' its fault, can be the cause of earthquakes.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
UK Scientists have found that microseismic event data more accurately inform operators about the risk of dangerous seismic activity at fracking sites.
University of Bristol
A team from Arizona State University has developed a new method to forecast seismic hazards caused by the disposal of wastewater after oil and gas production.
Arizona State University
New research reveals that the majority of faults underlying the Fort Worth Basin are sensitive to changes in stress that could cause them to slip.
University of Texas
New research finds that oilfield wastewater disposal destabilises faults and leads to higher magnitude 'injection-induced' earthquakes.
Virginia Tech