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About Induced Seismicity

image courtesy EGS Soultz Induced seismicity associated with energy production and waste disposal will become an increasingly important issue (geothermal, CO2 sequestration, and oil and gas, etc.) as energy production in a climate-constrained earth progresses. Although induced seismicity has been noted for many years and associated with a variety of causes, recent attention has been focused on oil and gas, geothermal, and potential CO2 sequestration sites. This web site is meant to provide useful information regarding these three areas, in order to inform the public and provide a resource on the latest information. Initial emphasis will be placed on geothermal, but as this web site is developed, oil and gas as well as CO2 sequestration topics will be expanded.

To learn more about geothermal research, visit the  Geothermal Systems Program within the Energy Geosciences Division at Berkeley Lab.

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