Injection wells can induce earthquakes miles away from the well!

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    In this diagram of an injection operation, the blue and red areas represent the spatial footprint of induced seismicity for injection into basement rock (blue) or the overlying sedimentary layer (red). Gray lines represent the fault network. The graphs below show the corresponding earthquake probabilities as a function of distance from the well. Credit: Goebel and Brodsky, Science, 2018

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