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New maps created by Stanford scientists reveal safe locations for wastewater injection – Stanford University News

Stanford geophysicists have compiled the most detailed maps yet of the geologic forces controlling the locations, types and magnitudes of earthquakes in Texas and Oklahoma. In a related paper published recently in the journal Geology, graduate student F. Rall Walsh and Zoback present a methodology for assessing which faults are susceptible for earthquake triggering and which are not. The Stanford scientists also found that many of the recent earthquakes in Texas that have been suspected as being triggered by wastewater injection occurred on faults that according to the new map have orientations that are nearly ideal for producing earthquakes.

New maps created by Stanford scientists reveal safe locations for wastewater injection – Stanford University News