Induced Seismicity: The Potential for Triggered Earthquakes in Kansas

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2015

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Earthquake activity in the Earth's crust is known as seismicity. When linked to human activities, it is commonly referred to as "induced seismicity." Industries that have been associated with induced seismicity include oil and gas production, mining, geothermal energy production, construction, underground nuclear testing, and impoundment of large reservoirs (National Research Council, 2012).

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  • Fact Sheet

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  • critical issues, database publication, earthquake, hazards, oil and gas, kansas