Publication information Author
2021
Complex 3D Migration and Delayed Triggering of Hydraulic Fracturing-Induced Seismicity (manuscript submitted to Geophysical Research Letter) Honn Kao, Bei Wang, Dawei Gao, Ryan Visser, Ryan Schultz, and Rebecca M. Harrington
2000-2020: Two Decades of Evolution of Hydraulic Fracturing-Induced Seismicity in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition) Germán Rodríguez-Pradilla, David Eaton, and Melanie Popp
2020
Activation Rate of Seismicity for Hydraulic Fracture Wells in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 110(5), 2252-2271) Hadi Ghofrani, and Gail M. Atkinson
Reactivation of an intraplate fault by mine‐blasting events: Implications to regional seismic hazard in Western Canada (Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125(6), e2020JB019933) Dokht, R. M. H., Smith, B., Kao, H., Visser, R., and Hutchinson, J.
Hydraulic fracturing-induced seismicity (Reviews of Geophysics, 58, e2019RG000695) Ryan Schultz, Robert J. Skoumal, Michael R. Brudzinski, Dave Eaton, Brian Baptie, William Ellsworth
The Intensity of Ground Motions from Induced Earthquakes with Implications for Damage Potential (Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 110(5), 2366-2379) Gail M. Atkinson
Seismic hazard due to fluid injections (Physical Review Research, 2(4), 043324) Cole Lord-May, Jordi Baró, David W. Eaton, and Jörn Davidsen
Automated Microseismic Processing and Integrated Interpretation of Induced Seismicity during a Multistage Hydraulic‐Fracturing Stimulation, Alberta, Canada (Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 110(5), 2018-2030) Germán Rodríguez-Pradilla, and David W. Eaton
Risk-Informed Recommendations for Managing Hydraulic Fracturing–Induced Seismicity via Traffic Light Protocols (Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 110(5), 2411-2422) Ryan Schultz, Greg Beroza, William Ellsworth, Jack Baker
Reconciling Ground Motions and Stress Drops for Induced Earthquakes in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 110(5), 2398-2410) Joanna M. Holmgren, Gail M. Atkinson, and Hadi Ghofrani
Developments in understanding seismicity triggered by hydraulic fracturing (Nature Reviews Earth & Environment. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-020-0049-7) Gail M. Atkinson, David W. Eaton, and Nadine Igonin
Newly emerging cases of hydraulic fracturing induced seismicity in the Duvernay East Shale Basin (Tectonophysics, 779, 228393, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2020.228393) Ryan Schultz and Ruijia Wang
2019
Further insights on the role of aseismic slip in hydraulic fracturing-induced seismicity (Science Advances, 5(8), eaav7172) Thomas S. Eyre, David W. Eaton, Dmitry I. Garagash, Megan Zecevic, Marco Venieri, Ronald Weir and Donald C. Lawton
Short‐Term Hindcasts of Seismic Hazard in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin Caused by Induced and Natural Earthquakes (Seismological Research Letters, 90(3), 1420-1435) Hadi Ghofrani, Gail M. Atkinson, Ryan Schultz, Karen Assatourians
Frictional Stabilities on Induced Earthquake Fault Planes at Fox Creek, Alberta: A Pore Fluid Pressure Dilemma (Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 8753–8762) Luyi W. Shen, Douglas R. Schmitt, and Ryan Schultz
Quantitative constraints to the complete state of stress from the combined borehole and focal mechanism inversions: Fox Creek, Alberta (Tectonophysics, 764(5), 110-123) Luyi W. Shen, Douglas R. Schmitt, Kristine Hauga
2018
Induced Seismicity in Western Canada Linked to Tectonic Strain Rate: Implications for Regional Seismic Hazard (Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 11,104-11,115) Honn Kao, Roy Hyndman, Yan Jiang, Ryan Visser, Brindley Smith, Alireza Babaie Mahani, Lucinda Leonard, Hadi Ghofrani, Jiangheng He
Induced Seismicity Characterization during Hydraulic‐Fracture Monitoring with a Shallow‐Wellbore Geophone Array and Broadband Sensors (Seismological Research Letters, 89(5), 1641-1651) David W. Eaton, Nadine Igonin, Andrew Poulin, Ron Weir, Hongliang Zhang, Scott Pellegrino, German Rodriguez
Empirically Calibrated Ground‐Motion Prediction Equation for Oklahoma (Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 108(5A), 2444-2461) Mark Novakovic, Gail M. Atkinson, Karen Assatourians
Increased Likelihood of Induced Seismicity in Highly Overpressured Shale Formations (Geophys. J. Int.  214, 751-757)

Supplementary data – zip file

David W. Eaton and Ryan Schultz
Induced Seismicity Near Fox Creek, Alberta: Interpretation of Source Mechanisms  (Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) DOI: 10.15530/urtec-2018-2875453) Hongliang Zhang and David W. Eaton
Hydraulic fracturing volume is associated with induced earthquake productivity in the Duvernay play (Science, 359(6373), 304-308, 2018, doi: 10.1126/science.aao0159) Ryan Schultz, Gail M. Atkinson, David W. Eaton, Yu Jeffrey Gu, and Honn Kao
2017
Strategies to Prevent Damage to Critical Infrastructure due to Induced Seismicity (FACETS, 2: 374–394, doi:10.1139/facets-2017-0013) Gail M. Atkinson
Are Ground-Motion Models Derived from Natural Events Applicable to the Estimation of Expected Motions for Induced Earthquakes (Seismological Research Letters, 88, doi: 10.1785/0220160153) Gail M. Atkinson, and Karen Assatourians
A Seismological Overview of the Induced Earthquakes in the Duvernay Play Near Fox Creek, Alberta (Geophysical Research Letters, Solid Earth, 122, doi: 10.1002/2016JB013570) Ryan Schultz , Ruijia Wang, Yu Jeffrey Gu, Kristine Haug, and Gail M. Atkinson
Ground Motions for Induced Earthquakes in Oklahoma (Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 107, 1, doi: 10.1785/0120160114) Emrah Yenier, Gail M. Atkinson, and Danielle F. Sumy
2016
Constraints on the Near-Distance Saturation of Ground-Motion Amplitudes for Small-to-Moderate Induced Earthquakes (Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 106, 5, doi: 10.1785/0120160075) Gail M. Atkinson, Emrah Yenier, Nitin Sharma, and Vincenzo Convertito
A Preliminary Statistical Model for Hydraulic Fracture-Induced Seismicity in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) (Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 10,164-10,172, doi:10.1002/2016GL070042) Hadi Ghofrani, and Gail M. Atkinson
Source Analysis of a Potential Hydraulic Fracturing Induced Earthquake near Fox Creek, Alberta (Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 564-573, doi: 10.1002/2015GL066917) Ruijia Wang, Yu Jeffrey Gu, Ryan Schultz, Ahyi Kim, and Gail M. Atkinson
Hydraulic Fracturing and Seismicity in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (Seismological Research Letters, 87, 3, doi: 10.1785/0220150263)

 The well and earthquake databases for the analyses conducted in this study available for download at: www.inducedseismicity.ca/SRL
Gail M. Atkinson, David W. Eaton, Hadi Ghofrani, Dan Walker, Burns Cheadle, Ryan Schultz, Robert Shcherbakov, Kristy Tiampo, Jeff Gu, Rebecca M. Harrington, Yajing Liu, Mirko van der Baan, and Honn Kao
Spatiotemporal Variations in the Completeness Magnitude of the Composite Alberta Seismicity Catalog (CASC) (Seismological Research Letters, 87, 4, doi: 10.1785/0220150268) Luqi Cui and Gail M. Atkinson
2015
Preliminary Evaluation of Ground Motions from Earthquakes in Alberta (Seismological Research Letters, 86, 4, doi: 10.1785/0220150059) Mark Novakovic and Gail M. Atkinson
Ground-Motion Prediction Equation for Small-to-Moderate Events at Short Hypocentral Distances, with Application to Induced-Seismicity Hazards (Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 105, 2a, doi: 10.1785/0120140142)

An Excel spreadsheet listing coefficients and parameters for the model used in this study is available here.

Gail M. Atkinson
Ground Motions from Three Recent Earthquakes in Western Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia and Their Implications for Induced‐Seismicity Hazard in Eastern Regions (Seismological Research Letters, 86, 3, doi: 10.1785/0220140195) Gail M. Atkinson, Karen Assatourians, Burns Cheadle, and D. Wesley Greig
Impact of Induced Seismicity on the Evaluation of Seismic Hazard: Some Preliminary Considerations (Seismological Research Letters, 86, 3, doi: 10.1785/0220140204) Gail M. Atkinson, Hadi Ghofrani, and Karen Assatourians
Hydraulic fracturing and the Crooked Lake Sequences: Insights gleaned from regional seismic networks (Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 2750-2758, doi: 10.1002/2015GL063455) Ryan Schultz, Virginia Stern, Mark Novakovic, Gail Atkinson, and Yu Jeffrey Gu
Impact of Induced Seismicity on the Evaluation of Seismic Hazard  (11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, July 21-24th, 2015, Vancouver) Gail M. Atkinson, Hadi Ghofrani, and Karen Assatourians
2014
Estimation of Moment Magnitude (M) for Small Events (M<4) on Local Networks (Seismological Research Letters, 85, 5, doi: 10.1785/0220130180) Gail M. Atkinson, D. Wesley Greig, and Emrah Yenier

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