Induced Seismicity

  • Caitlin Barnes
  • Todd HalihanEmail author
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Part of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series book series (ESSTS)



Igneous or metamorphic rocks, often Precambrian, that unconformably underlie unmetamorphosed sedimentary strata [75]

Baseline pressure

A starting point of pressure for comparisons [37]


The lowest point in a well [37]


A fracture along which rocks have been displaced in a horizontal, vertical, or oblique sense [75]


A body of rock strata that consists of a certain lithology or combination of lithologies; a lithological unit [73]


The point within the earth where an earthquake rupture starts. Also commonly termed the focus [38]

Injection interval

A formation or aquifer “used for the injection of fluids for any purpose, including artificial recharge and waste disposal” [73]


A highly porous and permeable mass of rock that is able to hold or transmit fluids [75]


The volume of water an aquifer releases from or takes into storage per unit surface area of the aquifer per unit change in head. It is equal to the product...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Educational ResearchOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA
  2. 2.Boone Pickens School of GeologyOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

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