Projects with reported induced seismicity

The Human-Induced Earthquake Database (HiQuake)

The Human-Induced Earthquake Database (HiQuake) is the largest and most up-to-date database of earthquakes proposed to have been induced or triggered by human activity.

The data are freely available to download in Microsoft Excel format for your own analysis.

We endeavour to keep the database up to date and accurate. If you have additional cases to add to the database, more information regarding existing entries, or corrections, please contact us.

HiQuake was last updated on the 2nd March 2017.

  • Mining 37%
  • Water reservoir impoundment 23%
  • Conventional Oil and Gas 15%
  • Geothermal 8%
  • Waste fluid disposal 5%
  • Fracking 4%
  • Nuclear explosions 3%
  • Unspecified Oil and Gas/Waste fluid disposal 2%
  • Research 2%
  • Groundwater extraction 1%
  • Deep penetrating bombs .5%
  • Construction ,3%
  • CCS ,3%