S039:
Induced and Triggered Earthquakes: Theory, Observations, Impact





Session ID#: 28985

Session Description:
Induced and triggered seismicity is a common phenomenon, associated with fluid injection in geothermal exploitation, wastewater disposal operations, hydro-fracturing, CO2 sequestration, hydrocarbon production, mining operations, filling of reservoirs, and other fields such as volcano-seismology. Regions with pre-existing faults and increased fluid content are particularly sensitive. Public awareness and concern of induced seismicity has become ubiquitous in locations where subsurface exploration and storage is carried out in close proximity to communities. Regulations to passively monitor induced seismicity have generated a wealth of continuous seismic data. In contrast to the increase in data volume, our understanding of the relationship between exploitation techniques and induced seismicity, as well as earthquake-earthquake interactions, is still limited. New processing methods to analyze data and quantitative models to improve our understanding of the causal relationship between exploitation and seismicity have been developed. The current session is intended to provide a platform to present the latest research, field studies, theoretical and modelling aspects, as well as methods for seismic hazard analysis related to induced and triggered seismicity. Relevant topics to be presented include spatio-temporal variations of physical parameters in reservoirs and natural environments (including stress and pressure changes), spatio-temporal patterns of seismicity, and their statistical properties. Contributions are sought from fundamental and applied research covering the fields of oil and gas operations including hydro-fracturing, geothermal exploitation, particularly related to enhanced geothermal systems, open pit and underground mining, CO2 storage, and other fields such as volcano-seismology, where induced and triggered seismicity is observed.
Primary Convener:  Roland Gritto, Array Information Technology, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Conveners:  Philippe GM Jousset, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany and Joern O Kaven, USGS, Earthquake Science Center, Baltimore, MD, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Lena Cauchie, Olivier Lengliné and Jean Schmittbuhl, University of Strasbourg/CNRS, Strasbourg Cedex, France
David Dempsey and Jeremy Riffault, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Molly Luginbuhl1, John B Rundle2 and Donald L Turcotte2, (1)University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, (2)UC Davis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Davis, CA, United States
Andrew J Barbour, USGS, Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park, CA, United States, Lian Xue, Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, Evelyn A Roeloffs, USGS, Vancouver, WA, United States and Justin L Rubinstein, USGS, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Jonathan Daniel Smith1, Robert S White2, Alex Copley3, Jean-Philippe Avouac4 and Adriano Gualandi4, (1)University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (2)Bullard Laboratories, Cambridge, CB3, United Kingdom, (3)Bullard Laboratories, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (4)California Institute of Technology, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA, United States
Marcus Herrmann1, Toni Kraft1, Thessa Tormann1, Luca Scarabello1 and Stefan Wiemer2, (1)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (2)ETH Zurich, Swiss Seismological Service, Zurich, Switzerland
Giuseppe Pezzo1, Pasquale De Gori2, Francesco P Lucente2 and Claudio Chiarabba1, (1)Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma, Italy, (2)Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome, Italy
Mauro Buttinelli1, Claudio Chiarabba1, Mario Anselmi1, Giuseppe Pezzo1, Luigi Improta1 and Ilaria Antoncecchi2, (1)Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma, Italy, (2)Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (MiSE) - Direzione Generale per la Sicurezza anche ambientale delle attività minerarie ed energetiche, Ufficio Nazionale Minerario per gli Idrocarburi e le Georisorse (DGS-UNMIG), Roma, Italy
Arthur McGarr, USGS Western Regional Offices Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA, United States and Andrew J Barbour, USGS, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Elizabeth S Cochran, US Geological Survey, Earthquake Science Center, Pasadena, CA, United States, Kayla Kroll, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, Keith B Richards-Dinger, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA, United States and Kyle Murray, Oklahoma Geological Survey, Norman, OK, United States
R Paul Young, University of Toronto, Physics, Toronto, ON, Canada and Semechah K. Y. Lui, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Myungsun Kim1, Byoungjoon Yoon1, Changhyun Lee1, Kwon Gyu Park1, Woon-Sang Yoon2, Yoonho Song1 and Tae Jong Lee1, (1)KIGAM Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon, South Korea, (2)NexGeo Inc., Seoul, South Korea
Patricia Martínez-Garzón1, Ilya V Zaliapin2, Yehuda Ben-Zion3, Grzegorz Kwiatek1 and Marco Bohnhoff1,4, (1)Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, (2)University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, United States, (3)University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (4)Free University Berlin, Institute of Geological Sciences, Berlin, Germany
Brian Zurek, William Andrew Burnett and Brian deMartin, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, TX, United States
Yoshihiro Ito1, Laura M Wallace2, Stuart A Henrys3, Yoshihiro Kaneko4, Spahr C Webb5, Tomoya Muramoto1, Kazuaki Ohta1, Kimihiro Mochizuki6, Syuichi Suzuki7, Motoyuki Kido8 and Ryota Hino9, (1)Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, (2)University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States, (3)Houston, TX, United States, (4)GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, (5)Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (6)Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, (7)Tohoku University, Graduate School of Science, Sendai, Japan, (8)Department of Geophysics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, (9)Tohoku University, Graduate School of Science, Miyagi, Japan
Daniela Di Bucci1, Ilaria Antoncecchi2, Francesco Ciccone3, Gianvito Teofilo3, Andrea Argnani4, Marzia Rovere5, Marco Ligi6, Roberto Basili7, Mauro Coltelli8, Stefano Lorito9, Barbara Borzi10, Fabio Germagnoli10, Marco Di Ludovico11, Gian Piero Lignola11 and Andrea Prota11, (1)Organization Not Listed, Department of Civil Protection, Rome, Italy, (2)Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (MiSE) - Direzione Generale per la Sicurezza anche ambientale delle attività minerarie ed energetiche, Ufficio Nazionale Minerario per gli Idrocarburi e le Georisorse (DGS-UNMIG), Roma, Italy, (3)Organization Not Listed, Directorate-General for Safety of mining and energy activities, Rome, Italy, (4)CNR Institute for Marine Science, Venice, Italy, (5)CNR Institute for Marine Science, Bologna, Italy, (6)Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bologna, Italy, (7)Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Palermo, Italy, (8)INGV, Catania, Italy, (9)Istituto Nazionale Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma, Italy, (10)Organization Not Listed, EUCENTRE, Pavia, Italy, (11)Organization Not Listed, ReLUIS, Napoli, Italy
Chet J Hopp1, Stefan Mroczek1, Martha K Savage1, Steven M Sewell1,2, John Townend1 and Steven Sherburn3, (1)Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, (2)Mercury, Rotorua, New Zealand, (3)GNS Science, Taupo, New Zealand
Jianjun Wang1, Caijun Xu2, Kevin Furlong3, Bo Zhong4, Zhuohui Xiao5, Lei Yi5 and Ting Chen6, (1)Wuhan University, Collaborative Innovation Center of Geospatial Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China, (2)Collaborative Innovation Center of Geospatial Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, (3)Penn State University, University Park, United States, (4)School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, (5)Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, (6)Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Kyung Won Chang, Sandia National Laboratories, Geomechanics Department, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Hongkyu Yoon, Sandia National Laboratories, Department of Geomechanics, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Mario J Martinez, Sandia National Laboratories, Engineering Science Center, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Matthew Weingarten1, Steven Gorelick2 and Mark D Zoback2, (1)Stanford Earth Sciences, Department of Geophysics, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA, United States
Thomas Goebel and Emily E Brodsky, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Jeremy Maurer, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, Eric M Dunham, Stanford University, Geophysics, Stanford, CA, United States and Paul Segall, Dept Geophysics, Stanford, CA, United States
Mariana Belferman1, Regina Katsman1 and Amotz Agnon2, (1)University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, (2)Hebrew University, Institute of Earth Sciences, Jerusalem, Israel
Pamela Roselli, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy, Rome, Italy, Luigi Improta, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma, Italy and Gilberto Saccorotti, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy, Pisa, Italy
Hector Gonzalez-Huizar, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, United States
Carsten Dinske1, Cornelius Langenbruch2 and Serge A. Shapiro1, (1)Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, (2)Stanford University, Geophysics, Stanford, CA, United States
Yuanhang Huo, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, Wei Zhang, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China and Jie Zhang, USTC University of Science and Technology of China, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Hefei, China
Vivian Tang1, Kevin Chao2 and Suzan Van der Lee1, (1)Northwestern University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Evanston, IL, United States, (2)Northwestern University, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, Evanston, IL, United States
Yanhua O. Yuan1, Brian Zurek2, Fushen Liu1, Brian deMartin2 and Martin D Lacasse1, (1)ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, Annandale, NJ, United States, (2)ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, TX, United States
Jaime Convers, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, United States, Marcelo Assumpcao, IAG Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Jose Roberto Barbosa, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dongdong Yao1, Zhigang Peng1, Bill Fry2, Laura M Wallace3, Yoshihiro Kaneko2 and Xiaofeng Meng4, (1)Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States, (2)GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, (3)University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States, (4)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States
Bjorn Lund1, Karin Berglund1, Ari Tryggvason1, Savka Dineva2 and Linda Jonsson3, (1)Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, (2)Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden, (3)LKAB, Kiruna, Sweden
Cole Lord-May1, Jordi Baro Urbea1, David W S Eaton2 and Davidsen Joern1, (1)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, (2)University of Calgary, Geoscience, Calgary, AB, Canada
Nealey E Sims, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States and Stephen G Holtkamp, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Robert Skoumal, Phillip B Dawson, Ezer Patlan, Joern O Kaven and Stephen H Hickman, USGS, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Paul A Friberg1, Michael Brudzinski2, Maria Kozlowska3, Erica Loughner4, Teresa Langenkamp3 and Ilya Dricker5, (1)Instrumental Software Technologies, Inc. (ISTI), New Paltz, NY, United States, (2)Miami University, Oxford, OH, United States, (3)Miami University Oxford, Oxford, OH, United States, (4)Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH, United States, (5)Instrumental Software Technologies, Inc., Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
Bo Zhang1, Baoshan Wang1, Hongfeng Yang2, Zhanbo Ji1,3, Jinxin Hou1 and Lu Li1, (1)Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, China, (2)Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, (3)Peking University, Beijing, China

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