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Register now for the SCCER-SoE Annual Conference: 13 & 14 September 2018

Register now for the SCCER-SoE Annual Conference: 13 & 14 September 2018

The registration for the SCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2018 is now open. For detailed information including the programme consider this PDF or visit the website. May 2018

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Anthropogenic or not? Investigating the magnitude 5.5 Pohang earthquake in South Korea

Anthropogenic or not? Investigating the magnitude 5.5 Pohang earthquake in South Korea

A recently published paper in Science, written by a team of the Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zurich and collaborators from the Engineering Geology group at ETH, GFZ Potsdam and the Glasgow University, explores the potential link between a magnitude 5.5 earthquake in South Korea and a nearby geothermal project. The earthquake, which occurred on 15 November 2017, injured about 80 people and caused damage to numerous buildings in the city of Pohang. If proven to be anthropogenic, it would be the largest earthquake known to have been associated with the exploitation of deep geothermal energy. Read more. April 2018

Events

2.-7.9.2018

Session on induced and triggered seismicity at the ESC in Malta, organized by the European Seismological Commission and the Seismological Society of America.

13.-14.9.2018

SCCER-SoE Annual Conference in Horw at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

26.-28.9.2018

International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics in Lausanne, organized by the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics at EPFL.

8.-9.10.2018

Autumn School "Focus on Enhanced Geothermal Systems" in Strasbourg, France, organized by the Geothermal-Alliance Bavaria.

10.-11.10.2018

European Geothermal Workshop (EGW 2018) on "Characterization of deep geothermal systems" in Strasbourg, France, organized in partnership with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and European Energy Research Alliance.

24.-27.10.2018

International Induced Seismicity Workshop in Banff, Canada, organized by the Canadian Induced Seismicity Collaboration and the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources.

Blog

#12 Fibre-optic technology encounters 300-million-year-old granite

July 2018 - by Benedikt Galliker

Fibre-optic cables are hidden deep inside the granite of the Aar Massif. Just as if they were a huge microphone they record acoustic waves and enable scientists from the ETH Zurich to listen to the mountain. This fibre-optic technology is being tested at Nagra’s Grimsel Test Site to be used later for monitoring deep geothermal projects and other underground projects.

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