Year Published Author(s) Title
2015 Gono, V., Olson , J. E. & Gale, J.

Understanding the Correlation between Induced Seismicity and Wastewater Injection in the Fort Worth Basin

2016 Frohlich, C., DeShon, H. R., Stump, B., Hayward, C., Hornbach, M. & Walter, J.I. A Historical Review of Induced Earthquakes in Texas

Fan, Z., Eichhubl, P., & Gale, J. F. W.

Geomechanical analysis of fluid injection and seismic fault slip for the Mw4.8 Timpson, Texas, earthquake sequence

2017 Zalachoris, G., Rathje, E. M., Paine, J.G.

VS30 Characterization of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas Using the P-Wave Seismogram Method

2018 Chen, R., Xue, X. Yao, C., Datta-Gupta, A., King, M., Hennings, P., & Dommisse, R.

Coupled Fluid Flow and Geomechanical Modeling of Seismicity in the Azle Area North Texas

2018 DeShon, H. R., Hayward, C. T.,  Ogwari, P.O, Quinones, L., Sufri, O., Stump, B., & Magnani, M.B Summary of the North Texas Earthquake Study Seismic Networks, 2013–2018
2018 Kahlor, L.A., Olsen, H.C, Markman, A. B., & Wang, W.

Avoiding Trouble: Exploring Environmental Risk Information Avoidance Intentions

2018 Ogwari, P., DeShon, H. R., & Hornbach, M. J. The Dallas‐Fort Worth Airport Earthquake Sequence: Seismicity Beyond Injection Period
2018 Quinones, L. A., DeShon, H. R., Magnani, M. B., & Frohlich, C. 

Stress Orientations in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas, Determined from Earthquake Focal Mechanisms

2018 Scanlon, B. R., Weingarten, M. B., Murray, K.E, & Reedy, R. C. Managing Basin‐Scale Fluid Budgets to Reduce Injection‐Induced Seismicity from the Recent U.S. Shale Oil Revolution

Walter, J.I., Frohlich, C., & Borgfeldt, T. 

Natural and Induced Seismicity in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles

2018 Yust, M.B., Cox, B.R., Cheng, T.

Epistemic Uncertainty in Vs Profiles and Vs30 Values Derived from Joint Consideration of Surface Wave and H/V Data at the FW07 TexNet Station


Deline, M.B., & Kahlor, L. A.

Planned Risk Information Avoidance: A Proposed Theoretical Model

2019 Fan, Z., Eichhubl, P., & Newell, P.

Basement Fault Reactivation by Fluid Injection IntoSedimentary Reservoirs: Poroelastic Effects

2019 Fan, Z, Eichhubl, P., & Gale, J. F. W.

Geomechanical analysis of fluid injection and seismic fault slip for the Mw4.8 Timpson, Texas, earthquake sequence

2019 Frolich, F., Frohlich, C.,  Hayward, C., Rosenblit, J., Aiken, C. Hennings, P. H., Savvaidis, A. Lemons, C., Horne, E., Walter, J., & DeShon, H. R.

Onset and cause of increased seismic activity near Pecos, West Texas, USA from observations at the Lajitas TXAR Seismic Array

2019 Hennings, P. H., Lund Snee, J.E., Osmond, DeShon, H.R, Dommisse, R., Horne, E., Lemons, C & Zoback, M.D. 
Injection-Induced Seismicity and Fault-Slip Potential in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas

Huang, G. D., Savvaidis, A., & Walter, J. I.


Mapping the 3‐D Lithospheric Structure of the Greater Permian Basin in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico for Earthquake Monitoring

2019 Kahlor, L.A, Wang, W., Olsen, H.C, Li, X., & Markman, A.B.

Public perceptions and information-seeking intentions related to seismicity in five Texas communities

2019 Khosravikia, F., Clayton, P., & Nagy, Z.

Artificial Neural Network-Based Framework for Developing Ground-Motion Models for Natural and Induced Earthquakes in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas

2019 Khosravikia, F., & Clayton, P.

Updated evaluation metrics for optimal intensity measure selection in probabilistic seismic demand models


Lomax, A., & Savvaidis, A.


Improving absolute earthquake location in west Texas using probabilistic, proxy ground-truth station corrections

2019 Quinones, L. A., DeShon, H. R., Jeong, S., Ogwari, P., Sufri, O., Holt, M. M.  & Kwong, K. B.

Tracking Induced Seismicity in the Fort Worth Basin: A Summary of the 2008–2018 North Texas Earthquake Study Catalog


Savvaidis, A., Young, B., Huang, G. D. & Lomax, A.

TexNet: A Statewide Seismological Network in Texas


Smye, K. M, Lemons, C. R., Eastwood, R. McDaid, G., & Hennings, P. H. 

Stratigraphic architecture and petrophysical characterization of formations for deep disposal in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas

2019 Zalachoris, G., & Rathje, E.M

Ground Motion Model for Small-to-Moderate Earthquakes in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas

2019 Lemons, C. R., McDaid, G., Smye, K. M, Acevedo, J. P, Hennings, P. H., Banerji, D. A., & Scanlon, B. R Spatiotemporal and Stratigraphic Trends in salt-water disposal practices of the Permian Basin, Texas and New Mexico, United States. Environmental Geosciences, v. 26, no. 4
2020 Chen, R, Xue, X., Park, J., Datta-Gupta, A., & King, M. J.

New Insights into the Mechanisms of Seismicity in the Azle Area, North Texas


Khosravikia F, Kurkowski J, & Clayton P. (2020)

Fragility of masonry veneers to human-induced Central U.S. earthquakes using neural network models
Journal of Building Engineering, 28

Papers in Press
Author(s) Title

Horne, E.A, Hennings, P. H., Osmond, J. L & DeShon, H.R.  

Structural Characterization of Potentially Seismogenic Faults in the Fort Worth Basin

Submitted: Interpretation, AAPG

Accepted: (January, 2020)

From 2006 through mid-2018 there have been 125 Mw ≥ 2.5 earthquakes within the Fort Worth Basin and the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. There is general scientific consensus that this increase in seismicity has been induced by increases in pore fluid pressure from waste water injection and from cross-fault pore pressure imbalance due to injection and production. Previous fault stress analyses show that many of the faults are critically stressed, therefore careful consideration should be taken when injecting in close proximity to these structures. Understanding the structural characteristics that control geomechanical aspects of these earthquake-prone faults is vital to characterizing this known hazard. To improve the understanding of faults in the system we provide a characterization using a new basin-wide fault interpretation and database that has been assembled through the integration of published data, 2D and 3D seismic surveys, outcrop mapping, earthquakes, and interpretations provided by operators resulting in a 3D structural framework of basement-rooting faults. Our results show that a primary fault system trends NE-SW, creating a system of elongate horsts and grabens. Fault architectures range from isolated faults to linked and cross-cutting relay systems with individual segments ranging in length from 0.5 to 80 km. The faults that have hosted earthquakes are generally less than 10 km long, trend towards the northeast, and exhibit over 50 meters of normal displacement. The intensity of faulting decreases to the west away from the Ouachita structural front. Statistical analysis of fault length, spacing, throw, and linkage tendency enables a more complete characterization of faults in basin which can be used to mitigate the seismic hazard.

Papers in Review
Author(s) Title
Li. P., Huang G. D., & Savvaidis, A.

Seismic Features of the Permian Basin Region from Receiver Function Analysis

Submitted: Tectonophysics (August 2019) 

Khosravikia, F., & Clayton, P. 

Machine Learning in Ground Motion Prediction 

Submitted: Journal of Earthquake Engineering (April 2019)

Khosravikia, F., & Clayton, P. 

Influence of Induced and Non-induced Ground Motion Characteristics on Masonry Veneer Vulnerability

Submitted: Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics (November 2019)

Smye, K.M., Hennings, P.H., & Horne, E.A.


 Variations in Vertical Stress in the Permian Basin Region 

Submitted: AAPG Bulletin (August 2019)

R. W. Porritt, A. Savvaidis, B. Young, M. Shirley, P. Li

Crustal Structure in Southeastern Texas from Joint Inversion of Ambient Seismic Noise and P to S Receiver Functions

Submitted: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (December 2019)