Can we control earthquakes?

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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In 1966, it was discovered that high pressure injection of industrial waste fluids into the subsurface near Denver, Colo., was triggering earthquakes. While this was disturbing at the time, it was also exciting because there was immediate speculation that here at last was a mechanism to control earthquakes.  

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Can we control earthquakes?
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 9
Issue 1
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 4 p.
First page 4
Last page 7
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N