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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Distant Earthquakes Linked to Problems at Fracking Sites in U.S.
The study said there was a direct connection between a 9.0 earthquake in Japan in 2011 and a swarm of smaller quakes in a West Texas oil field that used fracking. A 4.1 quake near fracking wells in Prague, Oklahoma, was linked to an 8.8 quake in Chile ...
  To Learn More:
Study: Distant Quakes Can Affect Oil, Gas Fields (by Alicia Chang, Associated Press)
Injection-Induced Earthquakes (by William L. Ellsworth, Science)
Enhanced Remote Earthquake Triggering at Fluid-Injection Sites in the Midwestern United States (by Nicholas J. van der Elst, Heather M. Savage, Katie M. Keranen and   Geoffrey A. Abers, Science)

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