Pressurised injection causes earthquakes in Iceland

Source: Human made earthquakes in Hengill volcano

It appears that operations of Orkuveita Reykjavíkur are creating the earthquake swarms that have been seen in Hengill volcanoo. But as part of operations in Hengill geothermal plant they pump down cold water into the bed rock under considerable pressure. This is according to Sigþrúður Ármannsdóttir a geologist at Icelandic Met Office.

It would appear that yet another one pumping water under pressure is evidently causing earthquakes. Whilst Arkansas is not sitting on an active volcano 🙂 it still illustrates the point that pressure injection and earthquakes go hand in hand.

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One Response to Pressurised injection causes earthquakes in Iceland

  1. INGAORAMA says:

    Reblogged this on ingaorama and commented:
    This is since 2011… not get less since so far I know..

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