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The Induced Seismicity Consortium at the University of Southern California is tasked with the study of seismic activity associated with energy related activities. Our goal is a better understanding of the mechanisms that lead to such events, so that they might be mitigated or avoided.


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ISC Distinguished Speaker Program - Dr. Susan Hough
August 04, 2016
The Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC) hosted a distinguished lecture on ‘Evidence for Damaging Induced Earthquakes in Southern California in the Early to Mid-20th Century’ by Dr. Susan Hough, US Geological Survey, on July 28, 2016.
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Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC) Annual Review Meeting 2015
November 23, 2015
The ISC annual review meeting will be held on December 7, 2015 at Ronald Tutor Hall at the University of Southern California. Presenters include speakers from USC as well as external speakers from California Water Resources, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, Fracgeo, Optasense, West Virginia University, University of California – Santa Cruz and University of Toronto.
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Mork Family Department Student Research Syposium Winner: S. Mehran Hosseini
November 23, 2015
S. Mehran Hosseini, Ph.D student at the University of Southern California and a team member of the Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC), won the Best Poster Presentation Award at the Mork Family Department Student Research Symposium held on November 6, 2015 at USC.
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Induced Seismicity Consortium Semi-Annual Meeting
August 17, 2015
The semi -annual Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC) meeting was held on July 23, 2015 at Ronald Tutor Hall at the University of Southern California (USC).
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Induced Seismicity Consortium First 2015 Review Meeting
July 10, 2015
The ISC review meeting is going to be hold on July 23rd, 2015 at Ronald Tutor Hall. Presenters include speakers from the USC as well as external speakers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of Toronto, FracGeo, National Energy Technology Laboratory, UCI, CalTech and so on.
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FracGeo joins USC Induced Seismicity Consortium
May 08, 2015
FracGeo is a technology company based in the Woodlands TX specializing in completion optimization, and modeling the interaction between hydraulic and natural fractures and the resulting impact on the stimulated reservoir volume (SRV) propped permeability and microseismicity. Dr. Ahmed Ouenes, CEO of FracGeo said he is impressed by the accomplishments of USC-ISC and the advanced topics addressed in the consortia and is looking to a fruitful collaboration with the USC team.
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Induced Seismicity Annual Review Meeting
October 22, 2014
The ISC annual meeting was held on October 22nd, 2014 at Ronald Tutor Hall. Presenters included speakers from the USC itself as well as external speakers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States Geological Survey, Oxy, Aera Energy, UCLA, CalTech and so on.
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FAQ Released on Induced Seismicity
July 31, 2014
A document related to Frequently Asked Questions on Induced Seismicity has been submitted as a relevant literature for California SB-4 and is available for public view on website.
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Second ISC Quarterly Meeting 2014-A success
June 12, 2014
The second ISC quarterly meeting of 2014 was held at USC on June 12, 2014 and was attended by dignitaries from industry and academia.
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ISM Software Released
March 26, 2014
The Induced Seismicity Mapping Software (ISM) is being released under ISC.
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Oklahoma Induced Earthquake May Have Triggered Larger Quake
March 10, 2014
A paper by Danielle Sumy and other authors find that an Oklahoma earthquake in 2011 may have promoted other earthquakes.
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First ISC Quarterly Meeting of 2014
February 28, 2014
The first ISC quarterly meeting of 2014 was conducted February 25, 2014. External speakers from the National Research Council, UC Irvine, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the California Oil and Gas Commission, and the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association came to speak.
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Fourth ISC Quarterly Meeting
October 24, 2013
The meeting was held at USC's Davidson Conference Center on October 23, 2013.
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Nima Jabbari speaks at San Diego conference
August 17, 2013
Nima Jabbari of Dr. Aminzadeh's research group presented at the Urban Water Institute’s 20th Annual Water Policy Conference.
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Induced Seismicity in the News
July 31, 2013
Manmade earthquakes is a topic gaining prominence in news on energy technology. The National Academy of Science has released a video concerning this, and released a paperback discussing their impact presence.
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The Monterey Shale & California’s Economic Future
March 19, 2013
USC Global Energy Network (GEN) released a report on the potential economic impact of new oil drilling in California's Monterey Shale Formation. This work adds to a diverse array of energy-related studies done at USC in recent years. The summary report provides the highlights of the study.
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Induced Seismicity Consortium  quarterly meeting
December 10, 2012
The First quarterly meeting of the Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC) took place on USC Campus on December 10, 2012. We had about 20 participants in person and about as many connected through audio/video-conferencing. It began with and Overview and Status Report of ISC by Fred Aminzadeh (FA). It continued with Brief Project Presentations by selected team members, including FA, Charles Sammis and Julie Albright.
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Induced Seismicity Consortium Semi-Annual Meeting
August 19, 2015
The semi -annual Induced Seismicity Consortium (ISC) meeting was held on July 23, 2015 at Ronald Tutor Hall at the University of Southern California (USC). Presentations were given by speakers from USC, Caltech, University of Nevada Reno, University of California Irvine, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, FracGeo, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and California Resource Company.
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