#31: Induced seismicity: investigations into human-induced earthquakes

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In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Mirko van der Baan, guest editor of the February 2018 issue of The Leading Edge, on induced seismicity. Induced seismicity, or human-induced earthquakes, is an important discussion that impacts local communities from Oklahoma to Alberta to the Netherlands. We highlight a few of the papers from the special section, including a quick primer on induced seismicity. Dr. van der Baan is a professor at the University of Alberta and director of the Microseismic Industry Consortium, a collaborative venture with the University of Calgary, dedicated to research in microseismicity. He also recently completed an SEG Honorary Lecture tour of the United States and Canada on the subject of human-induced seismicity. Subscribers can read the full articles in the SEG Digital Library at https://library.seg.org/. Abstracts are always free. If you enjoy the show, please leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts – your review helps others find the show. Subscribe to Seismic Soundoff on the podcast app of your choice to receive the latest episodes first. Show notes, links, and bonus content at https://seg.org/podcast. Sponsor The SEG Wiki is home to hundreds of biographies of key geoscientists, geophysical tutorials, and core content from the science of applied geophysics. Visit the SEG Wiki at https://wiki.seg.org to learn how you can grow the world’s first online, geophysics encyclopedia. Credits Interview: Mirko van der Baan Thank you to Steve Brown, Managing Editor of TLE, for his assistance. This show was produced by Isaac Farley and hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary.