Investigations of Potential Induced Seismicity Related to Geologic Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in California

Summary

SCH Number
2013128352
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Investigations of Potential Induced Seismicity Related to Geologic Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/23/2013

Document Description
It is important to be able to predict seismic events resulting from CO2 injection. Induced motion on faults is expected to create new flow paths through natural systems, and induced microearthquakes provide an important means of monitoring the evolution of CO2 plumes. However, such fault slip events may be large enough to be felt at the ground surface and even to cause damage. Although larger events are rare and occur only under certain circumstances, recent public reaction to seismicity associated with geothermal activities has highlited the fact that the induced earthquakes will remain a key public concern that must be addressed. This task will begin the work necessary to quantitiatively incorporate induced seismicity into overall seismic hazard assessment for CCS sites.

Contact Information
David Stoms
California Energy Commission
Lead/Public Agency
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-2381

Location

Cities
Berkeley
Counties
Alameda

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 - Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
Basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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