Characteristics of Oklahoma’s Induced Earthquakes

Presenter: Corrie Neighbors, PhD, Assistant Professor of Geology at WNMU

Dr. Neighbors will speak on recent research regarding the characteristics of earthquakes induced by oil and gas activities in Oklahoma. Numerical modeling of the 2011 M5.7 aftershock sequence shows lower than average stress releases for these induced earthquakes compared to typical tectonic events that occur in this region. These results have implications for the seismic risk and intensity of ground shaking from these man-made events.