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Research

David Eaton has written a book on induced seismicity:

Eaton, D. W., 2018. Passive Seismic Monitoring of Induced Seismicity: Fundamental Principles and Application to Energy Technologies: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K. http://www.cambridge.org/9781107145252

Below are a selection of our most relevant publications:

Eyre, T.S., Zecevic, M., Salvage, R.O., and Eaton, D.W., 2020. A Long‐Lived Swarm of Hydraulic Fracturing‐Induced Seismicity Provides Evidence for Aseismic Slip: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/bssa/article-abstract/doi/10.1785/0120200107/588048/A-Long-Lived-Swarm-of-Hydraulic-Fracturing-Induced?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Atkinson, G. M., Eaton, D.W., and Igonin, N., 2020. Developments in understanding seismicity triggered by hydraulic fracturing: Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 1, 264–277. https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-020-0049-7

Schultz, R., Skoumal, R.J., Brudzinski, M.R., Eaton, D.W., Baptie, B., and Ellsworth, W., 2020. Hydraulic Fracturing Induced Seismicity: Reviews of Geophysics, e2019RG000695. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019RG000695

Eyre, T.S., Eaton, D.W., Garagash, D.I., Venieri, M., Weir, R., and Lawton, D.C., 2019. The role of aseismic slip in hydraulic-fracturing induced seismicity, Science Advances, 5(8), eaav7172. https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/8/eaav7172

Eyre, T. S., Eaton, D. W., Zecevic, M., D’Amico, D., and Kolos, D., 2019. Microseismicity reveals fault activation before Mw 4.1 hydraulic-fracturing induced earthquake: Geophysical Journal International, 218, 534–546. https://academic.oup.com/gji/article-abstract/218/1/534/5432359

Eaton, D.W. and Eyre, T.S., 2018. Induced Seismicity in Western Canada: Causes and Consequences; Geohazards 7. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Thomas_Eyre/publication/329630079_Induced_Seismicity_in_Western_Canada_Causes_and_Consequences/links/5c12e5734585157ac1c06719/Induced-Seismicity-in-Western-Canada-Causes-and-Consequences.pdf

Eaton, D. W., Igonin, N., Poulin, A., Weir, R., Zhang, H., Pellegrino, S., and Rodriguez, G., 2018. Induced Seismicity Characterization during Hydraulic‐Fracture Monitoring with a Shallow‐Wellbore Geophone Array and Broadband Sensors: Seismological Research Letters, 89, 1641–1651. https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/543218/induced-seismicity-characterization-during

Schultz, R., Atkinson, G., Eaton, D.W., Gu, Y.J., and Kao, H., 2018. Hydraulic fracturing volume is associated with induced earthquake productivity in the Duvernay play. Science, 359, 304-308. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6373/304

Eaton, D. W., and Schultz, R., 2018. Increased likelihood of induced seismicity in highly overpressured shale formations: Geophysical Journal International, 214, 751–757. https://academic.oup.com/gji/article/214/1/751/4995198

Eaton, D.W. and Igonin, N., 2018. What controls the maximum magnitude of injection-induced earthquakes? The Leading Edge, 37(2), 135-140. https://library.seg.org/doi/abs/10.1190/tle37020135.1

Bao, X., and Eaton, D.W., 2016. Fault activation by hydraulic fracturing in western Canada: Science, 354, 1406–1409. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6318/1406

Zhang, H., Eaton, D.W., Li, G., Liu, Y., and Harrington, R.M., 2016. Discriminating induced seismicity from natural earthquakes using moment tensors and source spectra. JGR Solid Earth, 121: 972-993. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015JB012603

Atkinson, G. M., Eaton, D.W., Ghofrani, H., Walker, D., Cheadle, B., Schultz, R., Shcherbakov, R., Tiampo, K., Gu, J., Harrington, R.M., Liu, Y., van der Baan, M., and Kao, H., 2016. Hydraulic Fracturing and Seismicity in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin: Seismological Research Letters, 87, 631–647. https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/87/3/631/315665/Hydraulic-Fracturing-and-Seismicity-in-the-Western?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Eaton, D. and Mahani, A., 2015. Focal Mechanisms of Some Inferred Induced Earthquakes in Alberta, Canada. Seismol. Res. Lett. 86: 1078-1085. https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/86/4/1078/315458/Focal-Mechanisms-of-Some-Inferred-Induced?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Schultz, R., Stern, V., Gu, Y.J., and Eaton, D.W., 2015. Detection threshold and location resolution of the Alberta geological survey earthquake catalogue, Seismol. Res. Lett. 86: 385–397. https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/86/2A/385/315537/Detection-Threshold-and-Location-Resolution-of-the?redirectedFrom=fulltext