microearthquake


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microearthquake

[‚mī·krō′ərth‚kwāk]
(geophysics)
An earthquake with a low intensity, usually less than 3 on the Richter scale. Also known as microquake.
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Phillips, Precise microearthquake locations and fluid flow in the geothermal reservoir at Soultz-sous-Forets, France, Bull.
2003, Hydraulic stimulation of natural fractures as revealed by induced microearthquakes, Carthage Cott on Valley gas field, east Texas, Geophysics, 68, 441-452.
Every day there are thousands of microearthquakes beneath the ocean floor, and each one, if properly recorded, can tell us about the nature, depth, and location of the cracking and faulting that occurs in response to plate-motion stresses.
This discrepancy is caused mainly due higher concentration of microearthquake foci distributed all over the western part of the region under investigation where the IPE seismic stations are situated.
Microearthquake monitoring of the region began in December 1981, when MEQ-800 field recorders were installed after the Kalabsha earthquake.
An example of a microearthquake wave pattern recorded at the seismic station OKC is shown in Figure 3.
IAEA: 1985, Application of Microearthquake Surveys in Nuclear Power Plant Siting, IAEA TECDOC-343, Vienna.
v) It was documented that a lot of microearthquake foci traced the well-known faults with the Sudetic orientation, e.
1995, Constraints on the shallow crustal model of the Northern Apennines (Italy) from the analysis of microearthquake seismic records.
Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded 197 volcanic earthquakes, 195 of which are microearthquakes, while 14 tremors lasted about two to 30 minutes.
2003, Hydraulic stimulation of natural fractures as revealed by induced microearthquakes, Carthage Cotton Valley gas field, east Texas.