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Geosciences Seminar Series with Shemin Ge

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Storrs Campus
Beach Hall 233

Please join us for the next guest speaker in the Spring Geosciences Seminar Series, Shemin Ge, of University of Colorado at Boulder, who will be presenting “A Pore Pressure Perspective on Fluid Injection Induced Seismicity”.

The seminar will be held on March 31, 2015 at 12:30pm in Beach Hall 233.

Increased seismicity in recent years in geologically quiescent regions in the central and eastern US has been linked to wastewater injection associated with oil and natural gas production. How excess pore pressures generated from the injected wastewater propagate spatially and evolve temporally is likely a key control in inducing the earthquakes, providing a physical linkage between injection activity and seismicity occurrence. In spite of the basic physics of pore pressure propagation being well established, the linkage remains controversial and inconclusive. Details here:


Rae Asselin 860-486-4432

Geosciences (primary), Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Honors Program, UConn Master Calendar

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