Probing reservoir-triggered earthquakes in Koyna, India, through scientific deep drilling
- 1National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi, India
- 2Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Prithvi Bhavan, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003, India
- 3Earthquake Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California, USA
- 4CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad 500007, India
- 5National Center for Antarctic and Ocean Research, MoES, Goa 403804, India
Abstract. We report here the salient features of the recently concluded International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) workshop in Koyna, India. This workshop was a sequel to the earlier held ICDP workshop in Hyderabad and Koyna in 2011. A total of 49 experts (37 from India and 12 from 8 other countries) spent 3 days reviewing the work carried out during the last 3 years based on the recommendations of the 2011 workshop and suggesting the future course of action, including detailed planning for a full deep drilling proposal in Koyna, India. It was unanimously concluded that Koyna is one of the best sites anywhere in the world to investigate genesis of triggered earthquakes from near-field observations. A broad framework of the activities for the next phase leading to deep drilling has been worked out.