Thread: IRIS WEBINAR: Hydraulic Fracturing Induced Seismicity, 3/27, 2 PM Eastern

Started: 2019-03-20 21:52:19
Last activity: 2019-03-20 21:52:19
Topics: Webinars
Please register for *Hydraulic Fracturing Induced Seismicity* on *March 27,
2019 2:00 PM EDT* at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1567059553873980939

*Presented by:* Dr. Rob Skoumal, Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, USGS -
Menlo Park

*Abstract: *Prior to 2015, there were only a handful of documented cases of
hydraulic fracturing induced seismicity in the world. More recent research
has demonstrated hydraulic fracturing induced seismicity is more common
than previously thought and has included damaging earthquakes. In China,
hydraulic fracturing induced earthquakes have caused millions of dollars in
property damage and may have resulted in fatalities. Hydraulic fracturing
in Canada has caused earthquakes as large as M 4.6. We have found that
hundreds of stimulations in Oklahoma have induced M < 4 earthquakes. Given
the sequences in China and Canada, should we expect M > 4 earthquakes to be
induced in the United States in the future, or have they already occurred?
How can we reduce the likelihood of these events happening? What could we
expect to happen in the future? With a focus on the United States, I will
discuss a wide range of successes and ongoing challenges related to
hydraulic fracturing induced seismicity.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the webinar. *PLEASE NOTE: Registration does not
confirm or guarantee you will have a spot during the webinar, as we are
limited to 500 participants. Please hop on the webinar early for your best
chances to see the webinar live. **Remember that all IRIS w**ebinars are
archived for later viewing at*
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD4D607C2FA317E6D

*Any questions?* Contact us at webinar<at>iris.edu

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