Articles | Volume 23, issue 2
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 23, 107–113, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-23-107-2016
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 23, 107–113, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-23-107-2016

Research article 29 Apr 2016

Research article | 29 Apr 2016

Static behaviour of induced seismicity

Arnaud Mignan

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Induced seismicity is a concern for the industries relying on fluid injection in the deep parts of the Earth’s crust. At the same time, fluid injection sites provide natural laboratories to study the impact of increased fluid pressure on earthquake generation. In this study, I show that simple geometric operations on a static stress field produced by volume change at depth explains two empirical laws of induced seismicity without having recourse to complex models derived from rock mechanics.