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Since 2009, the rate of seismicity in the central and eastern United States has increased sharply, as illustrated in the top image on the front cover. Almost all of this increase is attributable to seismicity induced by wastewater that is coproduced during oil extraction (lower right). Traffic-light monitoring systems have been introduced in some areas to mitigate induced seismicity; the lowerleft image illustrates schematically a new risk-matrix approach for traffic-light monitoring. Details can be found in the eight articles of the Focus Section on Injection-Induced Seismicity, published in this issue of SRL.

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July/August 2015
Vol. 86, No. 4
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Seismological Research Letters

The bimonthly Seismological Research Letters serves as a general forum for informal communication among seismologists, as well as between seismologists and those nonspecialists interested in seismology and related disciplines. The contents of SRL include contributed articles on topics of broad seismological interest, opinion pieces on current seismological topics, News and Notes about seismology in the U.S. and internationally, Transitions notes about seismologists, special earthquake reports, and letters to the editor.

"The Electronic Seismologist" is one of SRL's most popular columns. Many readers find its information on data exchange, the World Wide Web, and bulletin boards containing seismological information necessary reading. "EduQuakes" aims to provide a forum for the ongoing educational mission of the Seismological Society.

SRL prides itself on its ability to disseminate information quickly. For example, articles with preliminary reports about recent earthquakes of major public interest have appeared in as little as two months after the occurrences of the events. In summary, SRL is an excellent tool for keeping current on developments in earthquake seismology.

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