microearthquake


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microearthquake

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɜːθˌkweɪk)
n
(Geological Science) a mild earth tremor that is usually of a value between 0 and 3 on the Richter scale
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The magnitude 1.5 quake in Flintshire, which was considered a "microearthquake", took place just after 10pm on Friday, according to The British Geological Survey [BGS].
Feher, "Induced microearthquake patterns in hydrocarbon and geothermal reservoirs: six case studies," Pure and Applied Geophysics, vol.
Cladouhos, "Reservoir permeability mapping using microearthquake data," Geothermics, vol.
"If they can increase the likelihood of getting a productive well every time they drill, it would be huge," says Lawrence Hutchings, a Berkeley Lab microearthquake imaging specialist who has worked in geothermal fields worldwide.
Taking the 1[0.sup.4] J energy level of microearthquake during the track roadway excavation in Panel 402103 as the study object, the relevant parameters can be approximately obtained (Table 3), based on the statistical results from in situ measurements and laboratory tests [28, 29].
Lindblom, Microearthquake study of end-glacial faults in northern Sweden [Licentiate thesis], Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2011.
Gendzwill, "Microearthquake location: a nonlinear approach that makes use of a simplex stepping procedure," Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, vol.
McEvilly T V and Majer E L (1982) ASP: An automated seismic processor for microearthquake networks Bulletin of Seismological Society of America 72 303-325
Tectonics of the Central Zagros (Iran) deduced from microearthquake seismicity.
GPS and microearthquake data suggest that the plate boundary lies under the land surface in northern Hokkaido, although it is difficult to trace the plate boundary.
McCann W.R., "Microearthquake data elucidate details of Caribbean subduction zone", Seism.Res.Letters, 73(1):25-32, 2002.