I began my rotation in the MIC Geophysics lab on July 3.
July 3, 2019- I joined the Geophysic lab this week and met with Rebecca Salvage a Postdoctoral Associate in Seismology and Naimeh Riazi a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Calgary. We determined that the my project would be a literature review of the two seismic events that happened in Rocky Mountain House and Red Deer Alberta during March 2019 . I would research the seismic history of the two locations and the public perception of the events.
Induced earthquakes are earthquakes caused by human activities such as subsurface fluid injection and/or withdrawal as shown in the above figure.
The 4.6 ML earthquake that occurred near Red Deer happened on March 3,2019 at 5:55am and about 1 km deep.
Earthquake in this region is fairly new and scientific articles have not been published yet for the new seismic activities(R. Schultz, e-mail message, July 17 2019).
Rocky Mountain House experienced a 4.3 ML earthquake with a depth of 10km at 4 in the morning on March 10, 2019.
Rubinstein JL, Mahani AB. Myths and Facts on Wastewater Injection, Hydraulic Fracturing, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Induced Seismicity. Seismological Research Letters. 2015;86(4):1060–1067. doi:10.1785/0220150067