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The Stanford Center for Induced and Triggered Seismicity is an industrial affiliates program on the topic of induced and triggered earthquakes. Ten Stanford Professors in the Departments of Geophysics, Energy Resource Engineering, Earth System Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering are involved in SCITS (see People).  They and their research groups are addressing a wide variety of scientific and operational issues associated with managing the risk posed by induced and triggered earthquakes. As recognized by the recent report of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, incidents of induced and triggered earthquakes associated with energy production have become increasingly important in recent years. |See More|


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Stanford Earth
Scientists are training machine learning algorithms to help shed light on earthquake hazards, volcanic eruptions, groundwater flow and longstanding mysteries about what goes on beneath the Earth’s surface.
Midland Reporter Telegram
Concerns about human-caused earthquakes could shake up water disposal in the oil patch. Seismicity and research into injection-induced earthquakes were the focus of a recent visit to Midland by researchers with Stanford University’s Stanford Center for Induced and Triggered Seismicity.
Stanford Radio
Can we harness artificial intelligence in order to gain new insights into the risks posed by earthquakes? Greg Beroza, professor of geophysics, has spent his career developing and applying techniques for analyzing seismograms in order to understand how earthquakes work and to help quantify the hazards they pose. In The Future of Everything with Stanford School of Engineering’s Russ Altman, Beroza shares his insights on the future of seismology.
Stanford News
Stanford researchers have mapped local susceptibility to man-made earthquakes in Oklahoma and Kansas. The new model incorporates physical properties of the Earth’s subsurface and forecasts a decline in potentially damaging shaking through 2020.