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Parts of Oklahoma now have the same earthquake risk as California — and a new study found a scarily direct link to fracking

Oklahoma is being pummeled by earthquakes, a phenomenon scientists have strongly tied to wastewater injection and the practice of fracking. A new study highlights just how strong that connection is. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake …

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3.0-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Wayne National Forest, Fracking Operations Temporarily Halted

(See the map below.) Within 20 miles of the epicenter, four wastewater injection wells thrust high-pressure fracking wastewater into the ground. In 2016, those wells injected 350 million gallons of fracking wastewater — most coming from out of state.
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Earthquake terror in UK feared as fracking could create ‘tremor zone crisis’

In the US – where there are around 1million active fracking wells – the waste water is disposed of in underground wells in a process known as re-injection. Research from the United States Geological Society (USGS) shows that re-injection has caused …
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It’s Official: Injection of Fracking Wastewater Caused Kansas’ Biggest Earthquake

The largest earthquake ever recorded in Kansas—a 4.9 magnitude temblor that struck northeast of Milan on Nov. 12, 2014—has been officially linked to wastewater injection into deep underground wells, according to new research from the U.S. Geological …
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Thanks To Fracking, Earthquake Hazards In Parts Of Oklahoma Now Comparable To California

Odds are it was triggered by fracking operations, specifically the subsurface injection of fracking wastewater. There is a direct connection between fracking and earthquakes in the central and eastern United States (Figure 1). But the earthquakes are not a …
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In Light Of The Oklahoma Earthquake, Here’s What Fracking Is and Isn’t

Days after an earthquake rattled Oklahoma and several bordering states, officials closed a number of wastewater wells. To many, that meant fracking was to blame for the natural disaster. But is fracking really the culprit? According to the U.S. Geological …
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Fracking shutdown in Oklahoma after 5.6 earthquake

September 4, 2016, 6:17 PM |A 5.6 earthquake, centered toward the city of Pawnee, Oklahoma, has caused the “fastest and largest” shutdown of wastewater wells in state history. Those wells are used for fracking, a process that has been linked to an uptick …
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Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Amid Warnings of ‘Inherent’ Fracking Risks

In Oklahoma, where earthquakes increased by 50 percent last year as about 1.5 billion barrels of wastewater from oil and gas sites were disposed of underground, the link between fracking and seismic events is well-established. Tulsa Public Radio wrote in …
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Commentary: Railroad Commission should improve earthquake monitoring

Numerous studies have found that pumping such huge volumes of wastewater into the ground can cause existing faults to move, triggering earthquakes. Frequent earthquakes are a new problem in Texas, coinciding with the growth of fracking — and massive …
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Manmade Earthquake Report: Fracking Has Made Central U.S. As Unstable As California

The manmade earthquakes have been caused by fracking, more specifically the fracking wastewater that the industry injects into deep wells, the Washington Post reported. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this wastewater puts additional pressure on …
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