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How energy companies set off earthquakes miles away from their waste dumps

Most induced earthquakes are not a result of fracking itself but wastewater generated at the oil and gas wells. Some of that water can be reused or treated. The rest is buried in wells. Earthquakes oc…

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Injecting wastewater underground can cause earthquakes up to 10 kilometers away

Enhanced oil recovery techniques, including dewatering and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, have made accessible large quantities of oil and gas previously trapped underground, but often result in a …

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Injecting Wastewater Underground During Fracking Can Cause Earthquakes: Study

Earthquakes in the central and eastern United States have increased dramatically in the last decade as a result of human activities. Enhanced oil recovery techniques, including dewatering and …

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Fracking-Induced Earthquakes Generate Anxiety In The Public

Since 2010, when fracking for natural gas and oil in Oklahoma began in earnest, there has been a concomitant increase in seismicity, with many earthquakes induced by wastewater injection from fracking …

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Injection Wells of Hydraulic Fracking Causing More Earthquakes and Other Damage

Overall, the oil industry must address the environmental issues of fracking. Injection wells have proven to be an effective method for disposing of wastewater. Water treatment costs are minimal and crews can safely dispose of the wastewater. The …

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Earthquakes Rumble Under East Antarctica Much More Frequently … – Smithsonian


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Earthquakes Rumble Under East Antarctica Much More Frequently …
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For many years, scientists thought there was something strange about East Antarctica. This section of the continent is known as a shield or craton, a very old and …
An Unexplored Area of Antarctica is Full of Constant EarthquakesOuter Places
East Antarctica Presents More Seismic Activity Than Previously EstimatedCanadian Homesteading

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Scientists Find Dozens of Hidden Earthquakes Buried Under … – Live Science


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Scientists Find Dozens of Hidden Earthquakes Buried Under …
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Hundreds of hidden earthquakes may be buried beneath Antarctica's ice, new research suggests. To prove that, nearly a decade ago, a team of scientists spent …
Scientists realized East Antarctica has been having regular …Yahoo News
East Antarctica Is Geologically Active – EartherEarther
East Antarctica Appeared To Be Missing Earthquakes – And Now We …IFLScience
The Inquisitr –Infosurhoy
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Antarctica Is Being Rumbled by Hidden Earthquakes We Never … – ScienceAlert


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Antarctica Is Being Rumbled by Hidden Earthquakes We Never …
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It was an unprecedented blip out of nowhere in 1982. For the first time, scientists confirmed the first earthquake in Antarctica – but it wouldn't be the last.
East Antarctica found to be surprisingly seismically active • Earth.comEarth.com
There Are Earthquakes In Antarctica After All, Study Shows | Tech …Tech Times
East Antarctica Isn't As Quiet As Scientists Thought—The Region …Yahoo News UK
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Scientists realized East Antarctica has been having regular earthquakes all along – Quartz


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Scientists realized East Antarctica has been having regular earthquakes all along
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For all the ways Antarctica is unique, scientists have finally realized one way in which it's the same as every other continent on the planet: It experiences routine earthquakes. In a paper published today (June 4) in Nature Geosciences, a research
East Antarctica Isn't As Quiet As Scientists Thought—The Region Has Earthquake Activity After AllNewsweek
Long thought silent because of ice, study shows east Antarctica seismically activeScience Daily
New study shows that Antarctica is seismically active — we just haven't listened close enoughZME Science

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Is fracking linked to Oklahoma earthquakes?

Defenders of fracking insist that it’s not so much the fracking that’s to blame as it is the wastewater disposal activities that come afterward. “Wastewater disposal wells typically operate for longer durations and inject much more fluid than …

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