On the Nature of Reservoir-induced Seismicity

@article{Talwani1997OnTN,
  title={On the Nature of Reservoir-induced Seismicity},
  author={Pradeep Talwani},
  journal={pure and applied geophysics},
  year={1997},
  volume={150},
  pages={473-492}
}
  • P. Talwani
  • Published 1 December 1997
  • Geology
  • pure and applied geophysics
Abstract.—In most cases of reservoir-induced seismicity, seismicity follows the impoundment, large lake-level changes, or filling at a later time above the highest water level achieved until then. We classify this as initial seismicity. This "initial seismicity" is ascribable to the coupled poroelastic response of the reservoir to initial filling or water level changes. It is characterized by an increase in seismicity above preimpoundment levels, large event(s), general stabilization and… 
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