Consortium documents

Updated March 2017

Consortium overview, Adobe Acrobat file, 315 KB

Member agreement, Microsoft Word DocX, 639 KB

Additional Resources

Updated August 2018

Fluid injection wells can have a wide seismic reach, by S. L. Peterie, R. D. Miller, R. Buchanan, and B. DeArmond: EOS, v. 98, no 7, p. 25-30, 2018 (Acrobat PDF, 2.1 MB)

Earthquakes in Kansas Induced by Extremely Far-Field Pressure Diffusion, by S. L. Peterie, R. D. Miller, J. W. Intfen, and J. B. Gonzales: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 45, p. 1395-1401, 2018 (Acrobat PDF, 2.1 MB)

"Earthquake Highlights" newsletters on the Survey's Earthquakes Page

Earthquake-related Public Information Circulars

  • PIC 3--Earthquakes, by Don W. Steeples and Liz Brosius
  • PIC 36--Induced Seismicity: The Potential for Triggered Earthquakes in Kansas, by Rex C. Buchanan, K. David Newell, Catherine S. Evans, Richard D. Miller, and Shelby L. Peterie

Resources on Seismicity--The KGS presents these links to help people learn about induced seismicity, or earthquakes somehow created or triggered by actions of humans

Scientific Publications

Updated May 2019

Ellsworth, W.L., 2013, Injection-Induced Earthquakes: Science, v. 341, iss. 6142, 1225942 (12 July 2013). DOI: 10.1126/science.1225942. [available online]

Nicholson, C., and Wesson, R.L., 1990, Earthquake hazard associated with deep well injection—A report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1951, vii + 74 p. [available online]

Rubenstein, J.L., and Mahani, A.B., 2015, Myths and Facts on Wastewater Injection, Hydraulic Fracturing, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Induced Seismicity: Seismological Research Letters, v. 86, n. 4, p. 1060-1067. DOI: 10.1785/0220150067 [available online]

Weingarten, M., Ge, S., Godt, J.W., Bekins, B.A., and Rubenstein, J.L., 2015, High-rate injection is associated with the increase in U.S. mid-continent seismicity: Science, v. 348, iss 6241, p. 1336-1340 (19 Jun 2015). DOI: 10.1126/science.aab1345. [available online]

Zoback, M.D., 2012, Managing the seismic risk posed by wastewater disposal: Earth, v. 57, n. 4, p. 38. [available online]


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