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Friday, July 12, 2013

Fracking and Quakes

Confirmed: Fracking Triggers Quakes (Video)
Truthdig
A study published in the journal Science on Thursday shows that major earthquakes can trigger reflex temblors thousands of miles away in areas where fluids used in fracking and other industrial operations have been injected into the ground. Previous ...http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/confirmed_fracking_triggers_quakes_20130712/
Study raises new concern about earthquakes and fracking fluids
Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Powerful earthquakes thousands of miles away can trigger swarms of minor quakes near wastewater-injection wells like those used in oil and gas recovery, scientists reported on Thursday, sometimes followed months later by quakes ...http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-science-fracking-earthquakes-20130711,0,7299854.story
Study Finds New Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes
FairWarning
Major temblors can trigger smaller quakes in fracking areas. Three large recent earthquakes in Japan, Chile and Sumatra triggered smaller ones in parts of the Midwestern U.S. where fracking fluids had been injected into the ground, Columbia University ...http://www.fairwarning.org/2013/07/study-finds-new-link-between-fracking-and-earthquakes/
Fracking could lead to an 'earthquake domino effect' as it weakens fault lines ...
Daily Mail
Fracking could cause powerful earthquakes capable of destroying buildings as the process of extracting gas weakens fault lines deep under ground, scientists have claimed. American geologists said that a domino effect of quakes could be caused by ...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2361876/Fracking-lead-earthquake-domino-effect-weakens-fault-lines-deep-earths-crust-scientists-claim.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
Fracking wastewater linked to earthquakes
Elmira Star-Gazette
A rig drills for natural gas which will eventually be released using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on leased private property in western Colorado. In a study that provides the strongest link to date between wastewater wells and quakes ...http://www.stargazette.com/article/20130711/NEWS11/307110099/Fracking-wastewater-linked-earthquakes?nclick_check=1
Fracking wells linked to earthquakes
DesMoinesRegister.com
In a study that provides the strongest link to date between wastewater wells and quakes, seismologists and geologists say U.S. earthquakes have become roughly five times more common in the past three years. They warn about inadequate monitoring of ...http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130712/NEWS/307120061/-1/milestones/Fracking-wells-lin

Fracking could lead to an 'earthquake domino effect' as it weakens fault lines ...

Daily Mail - 
Fracking could cause powerful earthquakes capable of destroying buildings as the process of extracting gas weakens fault lines deep under ground, scientists have claimed. American geologists said that a domino effect of quakes could be caused by intense ...
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  Fracking linked to earthquakes, study finds | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
Large earthquakes around the world have been found to trigger tremors at US sites where wastewater from gas drilling operations is injected into the ground, a US study said Thursday. For instance, the massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake in ...
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/11/fracking-linked-to-earthquakes-study-finds/

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