Induced seismicity in Connection with Large HydropowerDams

Category Tectonic & Seismotectonic
Group GSI.IR
Location 21th symposium on geosciences
Holding Date 24 May 2008

     Induced seismicity describes earthquakes that in one way or another are related to human activities. Reservoir induced seismicity in connection with large hydropower dams has been well known for at least 60 years. It is repeatedly observed how seismic activities in both space and time closely follow the changes in the reservoir level. Occurrence of a damaging 6.3 magintude earthquake at Koyna Dam, India in December 1967 drew worldwide attention

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