Thursday, December 28, 2017

USA, Utah: Seismic Survey at Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy Candidate Site

Utah FORGE Project Completes a Two- and Three-Dimensional Seismic Survey (Utah Geological Survey)

(Video 0:22 minutes)

In early December the Utah FORGE project completed a two- and three-dimensional seismic surveys to further characterize the project area’s buried granite reservoir. Specifically, the survey may help to identify any buried faults that might be zones of fluid flow.

Seismic surveys create subsurface images by generating, recording, and analyzing sound waves that travel through the Earth (such waves are also called seismic waves). Density changes between rock or soil layers reflect the waves back to the surface, and how quickly and strongly the waves are reflected back indicates what lies below.

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