Some people have been abusing this web resource by claiming that it supports the claim that "fracking" which is properly called "hydrofracturing" induces earthquakes.
This is untrue. None of the the papers on this website investigates or supports the claim that hydrofracturing induces earthquakes.
All legitimate research has found no evidence of this. "Injection induced earthquakes" are NOT caused by hydrofracturing. Injection of fluids
for the purpose of waste disposal or well stimulation is NOT "fracking." Injection of fluids CAN induce earthquakes in some circumstances.
Hydrofracturing has NOT been found to induce earthquakes.
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Between Rocky Mountain Arsenal Waste Disposal and Frequency of Earthquakes,
3 Mountain Geologist 37 (1966).
George Bardwell, Some Statistical Features of the Relationship Between
Rocky Mountain Arsenal Waste Disposal and Frequency of Earthquakes,
Engineering Geology Case Histories No. 8, 33, Geological Society of
Department of the Army, Summary History of Rocky Mountain Arsenal,
(manuscript-- available at the Western History Collection, Denver Public
David M. Evans, The Denver Area Earthquakes and the Rocky Mountain
Arsenal Disposal Well, 3 The Mountain Geologist 23 (1966). [Reprinted in
Engineering Case Histories No. 8, 25, Geological Society of America (1970)]
David M. Evans, Man-Made Earthquakes in Denver, Geotimes 11
J. H. Healy, W.W. Rubey, D.T. Griggs & C.B. Raleigh, The
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Relating to Earthquakes in the Denver Area, Colorado, U.S.
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Earthquakes of 1967-1968, 71 Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. 731 (1981)
John C. Hollister & Robert J. Weimer, Geophysical and Geological
Studies of the Relationship between the Denver Earthquakes and the Rocky
Mountain Arsenal Well, 63 Q. Colo. School Mines 1, 2 (Jan. 1968).
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1968 Test Pumping at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Disposal Well, U.S.
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Earthquakes: A Case of Induced Seismicity, 86 J. Geophys. Res. 903 (1981).
Richard V. Hughes, Denver's Man-Made Earthquakes - Fact or Fancy,
58 The Mines Magazine 22 (1968)
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Colorado (Colorado Geological Survey Bulletin 43, 1981)
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and Interpretations 1867 to 1985, Colorado Geological Survey Bulletin 46,
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November 7, 1882 Colorado Earthquake, Contributions to Colorado Seismicity
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Earthquakes, 63 Q. Colo. School Mines 9 (Jan. 1968).
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Survey at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal near Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Geological Survey Open-file Report (1970).
G.R. Pickett, Properties of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Disposal Reservoir
and Their Relationship to Derby Earthquakes, 63 Q. Colo. School Mines 73 (Jan.
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Synthetic Record Study and Velocity Determinations of U.S. Corps of
Engineers Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Adams County, Colorado, Open-File Report