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Injection-Induced Earthquakes

Overview of attention for article published in Science, July 2013
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Title
Injection-Induced Earthquakes
Published in
Science, July 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1225942
Pubmed ID
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 11 1%
United Kingdom 7 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Other 5 <1%
Unknown 824 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 227 26%
Researcher 150 18%
Student > Master 132 15%
Student > Bachelor 86 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 44 5%
Other 137 16%
Unknown 81 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 353 41%
Engineering 130 15%
Environmental Science 72 8%
Social Sciences 27 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 2%
Other 103 12%
Unknown 152 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 979. 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 23 June 2019.
All research outputs
#6,333
of 15,634,203 outputs
Outputs from Science
#439
of 67,196 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#40
of 158,120 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#2
of 858 outputs
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