State Responses to Induced Earthquakes

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State Responses to Induced Earthquakes in Oklahoma, Texas, and Ohio

The American Geosciences Institute will host a free webinar, “State Responses to Induced Earthquakes,” on Friday April 14th at 2:00 PM ET. The surge in recent years of earthquakes associated with some oil and gas operations, especially the deep underground injection of wastewater, has spurred a range of actions and responses from geoscientists, regulators, and operators. This webinar will explore state-level activities in Oklahoma, Texas, and Ohio to monitor and reduce induced earthquakes.

The webinar will feature Jeremy Boak (Director of the Oklahoma Geological Survey), Michael Young (Associate Director for Environment at the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology), and Steven Dade (Geologist 2 at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources), focusing on several key topics:

  • Improved monitoring networks for detecting small earthquakes
  • Regulations and their effects
  • Collaborations between government, industry, and other groups to reduce induced earthquakes
  • Outreach and education to improve public awarenessAttendees will have the chance to ask questions of the speakers in a live question and answer session during the webinar.

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