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William L Yeck

Research Geophysicist
National Earthquake Information Center
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Education: 2015 - Ph.D. in Geophysics, University of Colorado at Boulder 2008 - B.S. in Physics, Astronomy-Physics, (Minor in Archeology), University of Wisconsin - Madison

Research Interest

improving how we detect and characterize earthquakes. I primarily focus my reserach on anthropogenic seismicity within the United States, but I also have a strong research interest in significant global earthquakes.


  • Yeck, W. L., A. F. Sheehan, H. M. Benz, M. Weingarten, and J. Nakai (2016), Rapid Response, Monitoring, and Mitigation of Induced Seismicity near Greeley, Colorado, Seismol. Res. Lett., 87(4), 837–847, doi:10.1785/0220150275.

  • Yeck, W. L., M. Weingarten, H. M. Benz, D. E. Mcnamara, E. Bergman, R. B. Herrmann, J. Rubinstein, and P. S. Earle (2016), Far-field pressurization likely caused one of the largest injection induced earthquakes by reactivating a large pre-existing basement fault structure, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2016GL070861.

  • Yeck, W. L., G. P. Hayes, D. E. McNamara, J. L. Rubinstein, W. D. Barnhart, P. S. Earle, and H. M. Benz (2017), Oklahoma experiences largest earthquake during ongoing regional wastewater injection hazard mitigation efforts, Geophys. Res. Lett., 1–7, doi:10.1002/2016GL071685.

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