Induced Earthquake Bibliography

Geothermal Induced Earthquake References

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  1. R. G. Allis, "Mechanisms of Induced Seismicity at The Geysers Geothermal Reservoir, California," 9 Geophys. Res. Lett. 629 (1982).

  2. F. Batani, R. Console, & G. Luongo, "Seismological Study of the Larderello-Travelle Geothermal Area," 14 Geothermics 255 (1985)

  3. R. Batra, J.N. Albright & C. Bradley, "Downhole Seismic Monitoring of an Acid Treatment in the Beowawe Geothermal Field," 8 Trans. Geothermal Resources Council 479 (1984)

  4. A. Beauce, H. Fabriol, D. LeMasne, C.Cavoit, P. Mechler & X. K. Chen, "Seismic Studies on the HDR Site of Soultz-forets (Alsace, France)" 3 Geotherm. Sci. Tech. 239 (1991)

  5. B. Brandsdottir, P. Einarsson, K. Arnaso & H. Kristmannsottir, "Results from an Injection Experiment at the Svartsengi Geothermal Field, on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland" [abstract], Abstracts XXI General Assembly Int'l Union Geodesy & Geophys. A372 (1995)

  6. C.J. Bromley, C.F. Pearson, D.M. Rigor Jr. and PNOC-EDC, "Microearthquakes at the Puhagan Geothermal Field, Philippines - A Case of Induced Seismicity," 31 J. of Volcanology & Geothermal Res. 293 (1987)

  7. R. P. Denlinger & C.G. Bufe, "Reservoir Conditions Related to Induced Seismicity at the Geysers Steam Reservoir, Northern California," 72 Bulletin Seismol. Soc. Am. 1317 (1982).

  8. Donna Eberhart-Phillips & David H. Oppenheimer, "Induced Seismicity in The Geysers Geothermal Area, California," 89 J. Geophys. Res. 1191 (1984).

  9. M. C. Fehler, "Stress Control of Seismicity Patterns Observed during Hydraulic Fracturing Experiments at the Fenton Hill Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy Site, New Mexico," 26 Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci. & Geochem. Abstr., 211 (1989)

  10. Q. Feng & J.M. Lees, Microseismicity, "Stress and Fracture within the Coso Geothermal Field" [abstract], Abstracts XXI General Assembly Int'l Union Geodesy & Geophys. A372 (1995)

  11. V. Ferrazzini, B. Chouet, M. Fehler & K. Aki, "Quantitative Analysis of Long-Period Events Recorded during Hydrofracture Experiments at Fenton Hill, New Mexico," 95 Jour. Geophys. Res. 21871 (1990).

  12. Joan Gomberg, :Field Observations of Triggered Earthquakes: Implication for Rupture Initiation," EOS, Trans. Am. Geophysical Union F532 (1995).

  13. Joan Gomberg & Scott D. Davis, "Stress/Strain Changes and Triggered Seismicity at The Geysers," California, 101 Jour. Geophys. Research 733 (1996).

  14. A.S.P. Green, R. Baria, A. Madge & R. Jones, Fault-Plane Analysis of Microseismicity Induced by Fluid Injections into Granite, Engineering Geology of Underground Movements, Geological Soc. Eng. Geol. Spec. Pub. No. 5 415 (F.G. Bell, M.G. Culshaw, J.C. Cripps & M.A. Lovell, eds., 1988)

  15. Roger W. Greenfelder, "New Evidence of the Causative Relationship Between Well Injection and Microseismicity in the Geysers Geothermal Field," 17 Trans. Geothermal Res. Council 243-247

  16. J. R Henderson, D. J Barton, G. R Foulger, "Fractal Clustering of Induced Seismicity in The Geysers Geothermal Area, California," 139 Geophysical Journal International 317 (1999)

  17. L.S. House, "Locating Microearthquakes Induced by Hydraulic Fracturing in Crystalline Rock," 14 Geophys. Res. Lett. 919 (1987)

  18. L.S. House, M.C. Fehler & W. S. Phillips, "Studies of Seismicity Induced by hydraulic Fracture in a Geothermal Reservoir, Pre-Workshop Volume for the Workshop on Induced Seismicity," 33rd U.S. Symp. on Rock Mech. 186 (1992).

  19. L.J. Hutchings, S. Jarpe, P. Kasameyer & T. Hauk, "Microseismicity of the Salton Sea Geothermal Field" [abstract] 69 EOS, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union 1312 (1988)

  20. T.M. Hunt & J.H. Latter, "A Survey of Seismic Activity near Wairakei Geothermal Field, New Zealand," 14 J. Volcan. Geotherma. Res. 319 (1982).

  21. C.F. Knutson, "Some Pleasant Bayou Area, Brazoria County, Texas, Brine Injection Experience," Fifth Conf. on Geopressured-Geothermal Energy 101 (D.G. Bebout & A. L. Bachman, ed. 1981)

  22. R.S. Ludwin, V. Cagnetti and C.G. Bufe, Comparision of Seismicity in the Geysers Geothermal Area with the Surrounding Area, 72 Bulletin Seismol. Soc. Am. 863 (1982)

  23. E.L. Majer & T.V. McEvilly, "Detailed Microearthquake Studies of the Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field," Proceedings, Third Symp. on the Geothermal Field, Baja California, Mexico, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory LBL-11967, 347 (1981)

  24. F.J. Mauk, :Results of the Seismic Monitoring Programs at the Pleasant Bayou and Bayou Parcperdue, Geopressured-geothermal Design Wells," 6th Conf. on Geopressured-Geothermal Energy (M.H. Dorfman & R.A. Morton, ed. 1985)

  25. F.J. Mauk, G.G. Sorrells & B. Kimball, "Microseismicity Associated with Development of Gulf Coast Geopressured-Geothermal Wells: Two Studies, Pleasant Bayou No. 2 and Dow L.R. Sweezy No. 1," in: Geopressured- Geothermal Energy, Proc. 5th U.S. Gulf Coast Geopressured Geothermal Energy Conf., 105 (D.G Bebout & A.L. Bachman, eds., 1981)

  26. Antony Mosson, "Induced Seismicity at the Geysers, Northern California," EOS, Trans. Am. Geophysical Union 444 (1994)

  27. A. Mossop & P Segall, "Stresses Induced by Injection of Cold Fluids into Hot Fractured Rock," 76 EOS, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union 354 (1995).

  28. A. Mossop & P. Segall, "Induced seismicity at The Geysers, Northern California," [abstract only] 75 EOS Proceedings of the Amer. Geophys. Union 444 (1994).

  29. Dan R. O'Connell & L.R. Johnson, "Second-order Moment Tensors of Microearthquakes at The Geysers Geothermal Field, California," 78 Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 1674 (1988).

  30. Dan R. O'Connell & L.R. Johnson, "Progressive Inversion for Hypocenters and P wave and S wave Velocity Structure: Application to The Geysers, California, Geothermal Field," 96 J. Geophys. Res., 6223 (1991).

  31. David H. Oppenheimer, "Extentional Tectonics at The Geysers Geothermal Area, California," 91 J. Geophys. Res. 11,463 (1986).

  32. R. Parker, "The Cambourne School of Mines Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy Project," 1 Scientific Drilling 34 (1989)

  33. C. Pearson, H. Keppler, J. Albright & R. Potter, "Rock Fracture During Massive Hydraulic Stimulation of the Baca Location Geothermal Reservoir," 6 Trans. Geothermal Res. Council 157 (1982)

  34. Alwyn Ross, G. R. Foulger, & Bruce R. Julian, "Source Processes of Industrially-induced Earthquakes at The Geysers Geothermal Area, California," 64 Geophysics, 1877 (1999)

  35. Z. F. Sarmiento, "Waste Water Reinjection at Tonganan Geothermal Field: Results & Implications," 15 Geothermics 295 (1986)

  36. S. Sherburn, "Seismic Monitoring during Cold Water Injection Experiment, Waikei Geothermal Field: Preliminary Results," Proc. 6th NZ Geothermal Workshop 129 (1984)

  37. S. Sherburn, R. Allis & A. Clotworthy, "Microseismic Activity at Wairakai and ahaaki Geothermal fields," Proc. 12th NZ Geothermal Workshop 51 (1990)

  38. Mitchell Stark, "Imaging Injected Water in the Geysers Reservoir Using Microearthquake Data," 14 Trans. Geothermal Res. Council 1 (1990).

  39. D. A. Stevenson, "Louisiana Gulf Coast Seismcity Induced by Geopressured-Geothermal Well Development," 6th Conf. Geopressured- Geothermal Energy 319 (M.H. Dorfman & R.A. Morton, ed., 1985)

  40. Tereza Higashi Yamabe & Valiya M. Hamza, "Geothermal Investigations in a Area of Induced Seismic Activity," Northern Sao Paulo State, Brasil, 253 Tectonophysics 209 (1996)

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    Last update: 9/15/2007