The ongoing, dramatic increase in seismicity in the central United States that began in 2009 is believed to be the result of injection‐induced seismicity (Ellsworth, 2013). Although the basic mechanism for activation of slip on a fault by subsurface fluid injection is well established (Healy et al., 1968; Raleigh et al., 1976; Nicholson and Wesson, 1992; McGarr et al., 2002; Ellsworth, 2013), the occurrence of damaging M≥5 earthquakes and the dramatic increase in seismicity in the central United States has brought heightened attention to this issue. The elevated...

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