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Yes, Humans are Causing Earthquakes

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Since 2009, earthquake activity has increased throughout the central United States, specifically in areas employing new and emerging oil and gas production technologies. Join Dr. Justin Rubinstein, deputy chief of the Induced Seismicity Project at the United States Geological Survey, as he discusses this new breed of human-caused earthquakes.

This lecture took place at the Museum on November 10, 2016.



Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes (1 hour 8 mins, 66 MB)

The Annual IRIS/SSA Lecture Series is presented in collaboration with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the Seismological Society of America.