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posted on 14.01.2016, 17:45 by Matthew Weingarten
A database of EPA Underground Injection Control Class II injection wells in the Central and Eastern United States. The database contains injection data on more than 187,000 injection wells associated with oil and gas production in the Central and Eastern United States. This includes waste disposal injection wells and injection wells associated with enhanced oil recovery. We compiled this database to analyze the relationship between injection wells and earthquakes in the Central and Eastern United States. See readme file in *.zip folder for more details on the database.

This database is associated with analysis published here:

Weingarten, M., Ge, S., Godt, J.W., Bekins, B.A. and J. L. Rubinstein (2015), High-rate injection is associated with the increase in U.S. mid-continent seismicity, Science, 348 (6241), pg. 1336-1340, doi:10.1126/science.1255802

Please cite this reference if you use database in your work.


USGS Powell Center - G13AC00023