New Research Links Scores of Earthquakes to Fracking Wells Near a Fault in Ohio

Posted by Mike Confino, January 14, 2015

Not long after two mild earthquakes jolted the normally steady terrain outside Youngstown, Ohio, last March, geologists quickly decided that hydraulic fracturing operations at new oil-and-gas wells in the area had set off the tremors.

Now a detailed study has concluded that the earthquakes were not isolated events, but merely the largest of scores of quakes that rattled the area around the wells for more than a week.

via New Research Links Scores of Earthquakes to Fracking Wells Near a Fault in Ohio – NYTimes.com.

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