Active and passive seismic studies of geothermal resources in New Mexico and investigations of earthquake hazards to geothermal development [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1980.
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- Pages: 50 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Seismic data were collected in southwestern New Mexico to investigate the sources of the geothermal anomalies and to investigate the potential earthquake hazards of geothermal development. No major crustal structure anomalies have been located related to known geothermal resources, and no areas of continual seismicity have been identified, which is interpreted to indicate a lack of active, or recently active crustal intrusions in southwestern New Mexico. Without a magnetic heat source, the geothermal potential of the known anomalies is probably limited to intermediate and low temperature applications (<180/sup 0/C). The lack of continual seismicity indicates low seismic hazard in the area directly related to geothermal development, although the historic and geologically recent tectonic activity should be taken into consideration during any development in the area. A model of forced groundwater convection is presented to explain the geothermal anomalies in southwestern New Mexico, which is consistent with all available geological and geophysical data from the area.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1980., "np-25260", " emd-77-2203", and Morgan, P.; Daggett, P.H.
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