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Analysis of injection-induced seismicity related to wastewater disposal

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This study provides a comprehensive analysis of the 2015 Mw 4.0 Venus, Texas earthquake sequence and its links to the injection of wastewater. The authors examine seismicity prior to the Mw 4.0 earthquake using a matched filter technique. They demonstrate that seismicity begins years before the event, and initiates only months after injection begins at one of the injection wells local to the sequence. The study also evaluates the impact of changing injection rates on reservoir pressure and stress perturbation at the fault.