Induced Earthquake Bibliography

Warning to Non-scientists

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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.

Compiled by Darlene Cypser
Last update: 8/24/2007