INDUSTRY

Microearthquakes are industrial tools of growing importance. They are used to monitor hydrofracturing operations, to track fluids injected into the ground in geothermal areas, and to assess the evolution of oil, gas, and geothermal reservoirs during production. For this we need accurate hypocenter locations, magnitudes, and source mechanisms.

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RESEARCH

Microearthquakes provide valuable information about mineral and energy resources. Understanding microearthquakes and developing methods for using them to learn about the Earth and to serve industrial needs are challenging, cutting-edge research problems.

 

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EDUCATION

The science of earthquakes is both fascinating and of interest and concern to citizens. What causes earthquakes? Where do they occur, and how large might they be? How can they be used for useful purposes, and what risks do they pose? Earth scientists reach out to the public to answer such questions.
 

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