Micro-Earthquake At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Katz & J., 1984)
Exploration Activity: Micro-Earthquake At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Katz & J., 1984)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Dixie Valley Geothermal Area|
|Activity Date||1977 - 1977|
Microseismic techniques were relatively new at the time of this study and being experimented with to help locate naturally fractured reservoirs.
Microseismic activity was measured using a six element array with a diameter of between 2000 and 3000 feet. The array was moved to different locations within the study area every other day. The survey of the Dixie Valley geothermal area covered an area of about 6 X 6 miles. This survey was done by Sunedco prior to the drilling of initial test wells.
- Katz, Lewis J. (1984) Seismic Emissions Surveys