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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Subject area: The evolving Earth surface | Editorial team: Seismics, seismology, geoelectrics, and electromagnetics | Discipline: Seismology
Strain to ground motion conversion of distributed acoustic sensing data for earthquake magnitude and stress drop determination
Itzhak Lior, Anthony Sladen, Diego Mercerat, Jean-Paul Ampuero, Diane Rivet, and Serge Sambolian
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Regional centroid moment tensor inversion of small to moderate earthquakes in the Alps using the dense AlpArray seismic network: challenges and seismotectonic insights
Gesa Maria Petersen, Simone Cesca, Sebastian Heimann, Peter Niemz, Torsten Dahm, Daniela Kühn, Jörn Kummerow, Thomas Plenefisch, and the AlpArray and AlpArray-Swath-D working groups
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Seismic monitoring of urban activity in Barcelona during the COVID-19 lockdown
Jordi Diaz, Mario Ruiz, and José-Antonio Jara
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Seismic signature of the COVID-19 lockdown at the city scale: a case study with low-cost seismometers in the city of Querétaro, Mexico
Raphael S. M. De Plaen, Víctor Hugo Márquez-Ramírez, Xyoli Pérez-Campos, F. Ramón Zuñiga, Quetzalcoatl Rodríguez-Pérez, Juan Martín Gómez González, and Lucia Capra
Solid Earth, 12, 713–724, https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-713-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-713-2021, 2021
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Accelerating Bayesian microseismic event location with deep learning
Alessio Spurio Mancini, Davide Piras, Ana Margarida Godinho Ferreira, Michael Paul Hobson, and Benjamin Joachimi
Solid Earth Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/se-2021-24,https://doi.org/10.5194/se-2021-24, 2021
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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).