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Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies

Hydraulic fracturing has a low risk for inducing earthquakes that can be felt by people, but underground injection of wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing and other energy technologies has a higher risk of causing such earthquakes.

Murray W. Hitzman
Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies
US National Academy of Sciences, Jun 12
Earthquakes

See also:
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13355&utm_medium=etmail&utm_source=The%20National%20Academies%20Press&utm_campaign=NAP+mail+new+08.20.13&utm_content=web%20updates&utm_term=
http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=13355
http://www.energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings-and-business-meetings?ID=2c908340-a9bb-40b4-bf7f-8308b272893d

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