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Cumulative moment released based on the cumulative injected volume.

The volumetric changes in underground (e.g., injectionsalt water disposal, hydraulic fracturing, mining, gas or rock extraction) can trigger or induce felt earthquakes. Induced seismicity can be very complex, but limitations on induced seismic events may be estimated as the injected energy is known and the affected volume is limited. The size of the largest event is also determined by how much of the energy is realeased through weaker events. We offer a service to determine the possible magnitude of a potentially largest induced seismic event caused by a volumetric change (injection or hydraulic fracturing).

Our model to determine the possible magnitude of a potentially largest induced seismic event is derived from the Gutenberg-Richter law and an estimate of total released seismic moment. The main input parameters are volume change in the undeground (injected volume) and type of the stimulation.






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