Co-hosted by the Oklahoma Geological Survey and the USGS

Midwest City, OK

November 17th 2014: Field trip
November 18th 2014: Workshop
November 19th 2014: Internal meeting to discuss workshop content


The workshop developed the methodology and models to describe the hazard from induced seismicity for the United States.

The National Seismic Hazard Maps (NSHM) affect public safety and influence building and insurance costs, totaling several hundred billion dollars per year. Currently, suspected non-tectonic earthquakes are removed from the hazard calculations for the NSHM. The hazard calculations for about 10 states, including Oklahoma, will be affected by taking into account suspected non-tectonic earthquakes.

Scientists from State Geological Surveys, academia, the USGS presented their initial findings from including induced seismicity into the hazard calculations.


  1. input into the hazard maps,
  2. impacts of the decisions,
  3. regulatory and industry issues, and
  4. hazard products.

We invited regulators, industry representatives, scientists, engineers, and the public to provide insight for this new hazard model.

November 17​, 3 to 6 pm​: Field Trip, Departing from the Reed Conference Center front entrance

(half-day to allow for same day arrival if possible)
Address: 5800 Will Rogers Rd, Midwest City, OK 73110, Phone:(405)741-7333

Overview of oil and gas activity in central Oklahoma and tour of disposal wells including high-volume disposal wells in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

November 18: Workshop on Hazard from Induced Seismicity

November 19: Internal meeting

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