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High-rate injection is associated with the increase in U.S. mid-continent seismicity

Overview of attention for article published in Science, June 2015
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16 news outlets
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7 blogs
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130 tweeters
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Title
High-rate injection is associated with the increase in U.S. mid-continent seismicity
Published in
Science, June 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.aab1345
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Authors

M. Weingarten, S. Ge, J. W. Godt, B. A. Bekins, J. L. Rubinstein

Abstract

An unprecedented increase in earthquakes in the U.S. mid-continent began in 2009. Many of these earthquakes have been documented as induced by wastewater injection. We examine the relationship between wastewater injection and U.S. mid-continent seismicity using a newly assembled injection well database for the central and eastern United States. We find that the entire increase in earthquake rate is associated with fluid injection wells. High-rate injection wells (>300,000 barrels per month) are much more likely to be associated with earthquakes than lower-rate wells. At the scale of our study, a well's cumulative injected volume, monthly wellhead pressure, depth, and proximity to crystalline basement do not strongly correlate with earthquake association. Managing injection rates may be a useful tool to minimize the likelihood of induced earthquakes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 2%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 287 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 85 28%
Researcher 53 18%
Student > Master 43 14%
Student > Bachelor 27 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 7%
Other 48 16%
Unknown 24 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 144 48%
Engineering 51 17%
Environmental Science 23 8%
Chemistry 6 2%
Physics and Astronomy 5 2%
Other 24 8%
Unknown 47 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 279. 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 01 November 2019.
All research outputs
#78,662
of 19,459,575 outputs
Outputs from Science
#3,107
of 74,273 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,005
of 243,881 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#63
of 1,257 outputs
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