USGS models predict severity of man-made earthquakes

April 23, 2015 2:37 PM

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USGS models predict severity of man-made earthquakes

"These earthquakes are occurring at a higher rate than ever before and pose a much greater risk to people living nearby," said USGS scientist Mark Petersen.

In report released this week by the U.S. Geological Survey, scientists detailed a number analytical models they hope will better predict the severity of ground-shaking caused by man-made earthquakes.

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