Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Solid Earth, 12, 765–783, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-765-2021

Special issue: Social seismology – the effect of COVID-19 lockdown measures...

Solid Earth, 12, 765–783, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-765-2021

Research article 31 Mar 2021

Research article | 31 Mar 2021

Unprecedented quiescence in resource development area allows detection of long-lived latent seismicity

Rebecca O. Salvage and David W. Eaton

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Feb 2021) by Tarje Nissen-Meyer(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
Small earthquakes in Alberta and north-east British Columbia have been previously ascribed to industrial activities. The COVID-19 pandemic forced almost all these activities to stop for ~ 4 months. However, unexpectedly, earthquakes still occurred during this time. Some of these earthquakes may be natural and some the result of earthquakes > M6 occurring around the world. However, ~ 65 % of the earthquakes detected may be the remnants of previous fluid injection in the area (latent seismicity).