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22 Jul 2020
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Spatial database and website for reservoir-triggered seismicity in Brazil

Eveline Sayão, George Sand França, Maristela Holanda, and Alexandro Gonçalves

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One of the biggest challenges in studying reservoir-triggered seismicity (RTS) is to identify factors that can trigger seismicity. A spatial database and a web viewer were created, gathering the data pertinent to the RTS study. Results were obtained in processing these data; for example, the occurrence of RTS increases with the height of the dam, the minimum limiting volume value is 1 × 10−4 km3 for occurrence of RTS, and for geology no correlations were found, among other results.
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