Sharp increase in central Oklahoma seismicity since 2008 induced by massive wastewater injection

@article{Keranen2014SharpII,
  title={Sharp increase in central Oklahoma seismicity since 2008 induced by massive wastewater injection},
  author={K. Keranen and M. Weingarten and G. A. Abers and B. Bekins and S. Ge},
  journal={Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={345},
  pages={448 - 451}
}
  • K. Keranen, M. Weingarten, +2 authors S. Ge
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Wastewater disposal linked to earthquakes The number of earthquakes is increasing in regions with active unconventional oil and gas wells, where water pumped at high pressure breaks open rock containing natural gas, leaving behind wastewater in need of disposing. Keranen et al. show that the steep rise in earthquakes in Oklahoma, USA, is likely caused by fluid migration from wastewater disposal wells. Twenty percent of the earthquakes in the central United States could be attributed to just… CONTINUE READING
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