The very fact that someone has studied the possibility of induced seismicity at a given site or related to a given activity does not mean that that activity or site has really induced seismicity. It certainly does not mean that the activity has "caused damaging earthquakes." Some human activities do cause damaging earthquakes but most induced seismicity is not damaging. You really need to read the journal articles in the bibliography to understand the results of the studies. The newspaper and magazine articles listed are (as usual) to be taken with a few grains of salt. Reporters often don't understand the science and publish errors.
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.
Compiled by Darlene Cypser
Last update: 8/24/2007
The primary address for this bibliography is now: www.darlenecypser.com/induceq/induceq.html.
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