Seismicity Caused by Mines, Fluid Injections, Reservoirs, and Oil Extraction

  • Shahriar Talebi

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Introduction

    1. Shahriar Talebi
      Pages 1-2
  3. Seismicity Induced by Mining

  4. Seismicity Induced by Fluid Injections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Shahriar Talebi, Tom J. Boone, John E. Eastwood
      Pages 95-111
    3. Shahriar Talebi, Tom J. Boone
      Pages 113-130
  5. Seismicity Triggered by Resevoirs and Aquifers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Linyue Chen, Pradeep Talwani
      Pages 133-149
    3. F. Bella, P. F. Biagi, M. Caputo, E. Cozzi, G. Della Monica, A. Ermini et al.
      Pages 179-194
  6. Seismicity Due to Steam Stimulation and Oil Extraction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. S. Talebi, T. J. Boone, S. Nechtschein
      Pages 197-217
    3. S. Talebi, S. Nechtschein, T. J. Boone
      Pages 219-233

About this book


The perturbation of the earth by mankind causes earthquakes in a variety of situations. This phenomenon continues to be a major concern to engineers and scientists concerned with the mitigation of the consequences of this seismicity, as well as better understanding the processes at its origin. The present volume contains twelve papers from six countries, dealing with observations of triggered and induced seismicity in four continents. The reported cases include seismicity due to hard-rock mines, coal mines, underground research facilities for nuclear waste disposal, water injections, reservoirs, acquifers and oil fields. This volume provides case studies of previously unavailable observations of this phenomenon, investigations of the cause and source mechanism of seismic events, studies of source location distributions, determinations of seismic source parameters, cases of the use of such parameters in assessing rockburst hazard in mines, and measurements of velocity an attenuation properties of rock masses. The present collection of papers provides an excellent indication of the current state of the art and new developments in this area of research.


Geodynamik Reservoir Seismologie earthquake microseism mining seismic

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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-6048-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-8804-2
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