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Injection-Induced Earthquakes

Overview of attention for article published in Science, July 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Injection-Induced Earthquakes
Published in
Science, July 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1225942
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Authors

W. L. Ellsworth

Abstract

Earthquakes in unusual locations have become an important topic of discussion in both North America and Europe, owing to the concern that industrial activity could cause damaging earthquakes. It has long been understood that earthquakes can be induced by impoundment of reservoirs, surface and underground mining, withdrawal of fluids and gas from the subsurface, and injection of fluids into underground formations. Injection-induced earthquakes have, in particular, become a focus of discussion as the application of hydraulic fracturing to tight shale formations is enabling the production of oil and gas from previously unproductive formations. Earthquakes can be induced as part of the process to stimulate the production from tight shale formations, or by disposal of wastewater associated with stimulation and production. Here, I review recent seismic activity that may be associated with industrial activity, with a focus on the disposal of wastewater by injection in deep wells; assess the scientific understanding of induced earthquakes; and discuss the key scientific challenges to be met for assessing this hazard.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 1%
United Kingdom 7 1%
Spain 3 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Other 5 <1%
Unknown 635 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 182 27%
Researcher 132 20%
Student > Master 104 16%
Student > Bachelor 71 11%
Unspecified 40 6%
Other 137 21%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 298 45%
Engineering 92 14%
Unspecified 89 13%
Environmental Science 67 10%
Social Sciences 22 3%
Other 98 15%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 991. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 March 2019.
All research outputs
#3,644
of 12,968,197 outputs
Outputs from Science
#281
of 60,803 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#30
of 151,451 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#2
of 860 outputs
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