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Fracking linked to seismic tremors in new study

New research confirms that fracking leads to small, slow earthquakes or tremors, the origin of which had previously been unknown.

Earthquakes. Drought. Geysers. Permian oilfield water woes pile up in west...

At 8:00 a.m. Eastern on January 21, a magnitude 3.4 earthquake shook Culberson County in West Texas midway between Odessa and El...

UK’s only fracking site stops work after two earthquakes in less...

“Even small vibrations at ground level can be the sign of far more damaging impacts deep underground.”

Fracking wastewater may trigger earthquakes for decades even after operations cease

"That has some very interesting and I think important consequences for how we understand the hazard posed by oilfield wastewater disposal."

Fracking can cause earthquakes tens of kilometers away – new research

New research has now linked distant earthquakes to fracking, providing evidence that much larger areas surrounding sites may be at risk from drilling operations than previously demonstrated.

Injecting wastewater underground can cause earthquakes up to 10 kilometers away

The important insight of this study is sedimentary rock injection is not a safer alternative to basement injection.

Native Americans sue frackers over manmade earthquakes in Oklahoma

“If an earthquake comes through here and destroys the buildings, we can rebuild. But if you pollute our water, we’re done."

Fracking fluid caused months-long earthquake events in Alberta: New study

Eaton says he hopes the research will result in better regulation and risk assessment processes.

Oklahoma’s latest fracking-related earthquake sparks demand for withdrawal of oil and...

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that these dangerous wastewater-injection practices cause destructive quakes, the BLM failed to consider these effects in its evaluation of its latest lease auction in April 2016.

5.0 earthquake hits Oklahoma, continuing string of fracking-induced shakes

Oklahoma has become the world capital of earthquakes.

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