Dams and Earthquakes

On the nature of reservoir-induced seismicity

(1997) In most cases of reservoir-induced seismicity, seismicity follows the impoundment, large lake-level changes, or filling at a later time above the highest water level achieved until then. We classify this as initial seismicity. This ‘‘initial seismicity’’ is ascribable to the coupled poroelastic response of the reservoir to initial filling or water level changes.

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P.Talwanil, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 150 (1997) 473–492

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