2nd Induced Seismicity Workshop

at Schatzalp, Davos, Switzerland
14. 3. – 17. 3. 2017

The workshop covered induced seismicity in all regards, - that is mining, oil- and gas exploitation and waste disposal as well as geothermal projects. Almost 170 participants took part, mainly from research institutions (79 %), governments (4 %) and the industry (17 %).

The following themes were presented:

  • Case Studies
  • Modelling
  • Experiments
  • Monitoring & Analyse
  • Risk and Perception by the Public

Keynote Speakers:

  • Stefan Baisch, Q-con GmbH, Germany
  • James Dieterich, University of California, Riverside, USA
  • William L. Ellsworth, Stanford University, USA
  • Tomas Fischer, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Domenico Giardini, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Ernst Huenges, GFZ Potsdam, Germany
  • Brice Lecampion, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Annemarie Muntendam-Bos, State Supervision of Mines, Netherlands
  • Hiroshi Ogasawara, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  • Gunter Siddiqi, Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Switzerland
  • Evelina Trutnevyte, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mark D. Zoback, Stanford University, USA

Main Citations:

Most [induced] earthquakes occur on not mapped faults
(Mark Zoback, Stanford Univ.)

The best way to see [seismic capable] faults is to light them up by earthquakes
(Gail Atkinson, Univ. of Western Ontario)

Participants from Austria: G. Bockelmann, E. Caffagni (Univ. of Vienna) and W. Lenhardt (ZAMG)

The detailled program  can be found @ http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/export/sites/sedsite/research-and-teaching/.galleries/pdf_schatzalp/Schatzalp_DraftProgram_2017.pdf.

A detailed description of the workshop can be found in the AGS-member section (in German).