Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
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04 Jun 2020
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 04 Jun 2020

Induced seismicity risk analysis of the hydraulic stimulation of a geothermal well on Geldinganes, Iceland

Marco Broccardo, Arnaud Mignan, Francesco Grigoli, Dimitrios Karvounis, Antonio Pio Rinaldi, Laurentiu Danciu, Hannes Hofmann, Claus Milkereit, Torsten Dahm, Günter Zimmermann, Vala Hjörleifsdóttir, and Stefan Wiemer


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Mar 2020) by Filippos Vallianatos
AR by Marco Broccardo on behalf of the Authors (29 Mar 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (26 Apr 2020) by Filippos Vallianatos
AR by Marco Broccardo on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2020)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This study presents a first-of-its-kind pre-drilling probabilistic induced seismic risk analysis for the Geldinganes (Iceland) deep-hydraulic stimulation. The results of the assessment indicate that the individual risk within a radius of 2 km around the injection point is below the safety limits. However, the analysis is affected by a large variability due to the presence of pre-drilling deep uncertainties. This suggests the need for online risk updating during the stimulation.
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