Assessing whether the 2017 Mw 5.4 Pohang earthquake in South Korea was an induced event

  title={Assessing whether the 2017 Mw 5.4 Pohang earthquake in South Korea was an induced event},
  author={Kwang‐hee Kim and Jin‐Han Ree and Younghee Kim and Sungshil Kim and Su Young Kang and Wooseok Seo},
  pages={1007 - 1009}
Triggering quakes in a geothermal space Enhanced geothermal systems (EGSs) provide a potentially clean and abundant energy source. However, two magnitude-5 earthquakes recently occurred in South Korea during EGS site development. Grigoli et al. and Kim et al. present seismic and geophysical evidence that may implicate the second of these earthquakes, which occurred in Pohang, as an induced event. The combination of data from a local seismometer network, well logs, satellite observations… 
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