Micro-Earthquake At Under Steamboat Springs Area (Warpinski, Et Al., 2002)

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Exploration Activity: Micro-Earthquake At Under Steamboat Springs Area (Warpinski, Et Al., 2002)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Under Steamboat Springs Area
Exploration Technique Micro-Earthquake
Activity Date
Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

This project consisted of (1) a 3-D surface seismic survey conducted in the fall of 2000, (2) a micro-seismic survey run from November 2000 to April 200 1, and (3) a gravity survey conducted in April and May 2001. The 3-D surface seismic data are still being processed at this time, but initial results indicate that there are two major lineations of high velocity running orthogonal to each other which are presumably related to the fault system. The microseismic survey resulted in the detection of a number of shallow microseisms that appear to confirm the structures identified with the 3-D seismic and other known structures. Finally, the gravity survey also shows anomalies that correlate with the seismic and microseismic data. All of these results will be integrated to obtain the most probable geometry of the fault system and find an optimum location for a test well.


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