Journal : Acta Geophysica
Article : Seismicity of Czorsztyn Lake Region: A Case of Reservoir Triggered Seismic Process?

Authors :
Białecki, M.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, bialecki@igf.edu.pl,
Bevis, M.
School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, mbevis@osu.edu,
Pan, E.
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA,
Zhou, H.
School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA,
Han, F.
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA,
Zhu, R.
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA,
Sun, Q.
School of Resources and Geosciences, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China, sunqiang04@126.com,
Xue, L.
Key Laboratory of Shale Gas and Geoengineering, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China,
Zhu, S.
School of Resources and Geosciences, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China,
Hekmatian, M. E.
Faculty of Basic Sciences of Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran; Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research School of Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI), Tehran, Iran, mhekmatian@aeoi.org.ir,
Ardestani, V. E.
Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, ebrahimz@ut.ac.ir,
Riahi, M. A.
Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, mariahi@ut.ac.ir,
Bagh, A. M. K.
Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research School of Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI), Tehran, Iran; Faculty of Engineering of South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, amemar@aeoi.org.ir,
Amini, J.
Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, jamini@ut.ac.ir,
Cheng, B.
State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China / Key Laboratory of Earth Exploration and Information Technology of Ministry of Education, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China / Meteorological Information and Signal Processing / Key Laboratory of Sichuan Higher Education Institutes, Chengdu University of Information Technology, Chengdu, China, chengbingjie09@cdut.cn,
Xu, T.
3rd Geophysical Institute, Exploration and Production Institute, Southwest Oil and Gas Company, SINOPEC, Chengdu, China,
Robbins, B.
Fugro Aperio, Fugro Onshore Geotechnics, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK,
Shen, Z. M.
State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China,
Toushmalani, R.
Department of Computer, Faculty of Engineering, Kangavar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kangavar, Iran, geoman110@gmail.com,
Saibi, H.
Laboratory of Exploration Geophysics, Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, saibi-hakim@mine.kyushu-u.ac.jp,
Chakravarthini, V.
Centre for Earth and Space Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, vcvarthi@rediffmail.com,
Ramamma, B.
Centre for Earth and Space Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, ramageophd@gmail.com,
Białoń, W.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, w.bialon@igf.edu.pl,
Zarzycka, E.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, ezarzycka@igf.edu.pl,
Lasocki, S.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, lasocki@igf.edu.pl,
Abstract : Czorsztyn Lake is an artificial water reservoir backed up by the hydropower plant Niedzica earth dam on Dunajec River in south Poland. Its filling began in 1995 and ended in 1997. The reservoir of 234.5 million m3 capacity is shallow, between 20 to 50 m of water column, on average. Until 2011 the seismic activity in this region was sparse, some 1 event trimonthly. However, in November 2011 more than 60 events occurred. Such bursts of activity, separated by low activity periods, continue to appear. Since August 2013 the area is monitored by a local seismic network. The setup allows to accurately locate the epicenters and to determine source mechanisms for stronger events. The events are clustered and aligned along NE-SW direction and their mechanisms are very similar, indicating N-S strike slip faulting. This and the irregular pattern of activity suggest that this seismicity is triggered by the reservoir impoundment.

Keywords : triggered and induced seismicity, Pieniny Klippen Belt,
Publishing house : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Publication date : 2015
Number : Vol. 63, no. 4
Page : 1080 – 1089

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DOI :
Qute : Białecki, M. ,Bevis, M. ,Pan, E. ,Zhou, H. ,Han, F. ,Zhu, R. ,Sun, Q. ,Xue, L. ,Zhu, S. ,Hekmatian, M. E. ,Ardestani, V. E. ,Riahi, M. A. ,Bagh, A. M. K. ,Amini, J. ,Cheng, B. ,Xu, T. ,Robbins, B. ,Shen, Z. M. ,Toushmalani, R. ,Saibi, H. ,Chakravarthini, V. ,Ramamma, B. ,Białoń, W. ,Zarzycka, E. ,Lasocki, S. ,Lasocki, S. , Seismicity of Czorsztyn Lake Region: A Case of Reservoir Triggered Seismic Process?. Acta Geophysica Vol. 63, no. 4/2015
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