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5 Human Activities That Can Cause Earthquakes

As we extract the Earth’s contents, control the natural flow of water on the Earth’s crust, and cause dangerous explosions, we are disturbing the Earth’s stability.

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KCC explores theory of migrating earthquakes

Fracking wasn’t the direct cause of quakes, but the high-pressure injection of millions of barrels of wastewater from the process below the surface was blamed for the sudden seismic activity. There …

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Could fracking be causing earthquakes throughout the state? Curious Texas digs in.

I have noticed what seems an increased number of earthquakes. Is fracking a cause?” The short answer is “yes,” said Heather DeShon, a seismology professor at Southern Methodist University. But how …

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What Human-Made Earthquakes Mean for Fracking: QuickTake

Perhaps no side effect attracts as much opposition to fracking, however, as the earthquakes sometimes set off by the practice or the disposal of related waste. When the U.K. government in November …

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Fracking may indeed be causing earthquakes in Texas, according to UT study

Since 2008, Texas has seen a surge of small to moderate tremors. Scientists have linked those in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to the disposal of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, but none in North …

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Study linking fracking to Permian Basin earthquakes stirs public debate

dispelling the widely held view that oilfield wastewater disposals wells were solely responsible for the man-made tremors. In a study released Tuesday afternoon, scientists with the TexNet Seismic …

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Oilfield wastewater may trigger earthquakes for ‘decades’

They developed a model based on the wastewater flows in two fracking-heavy states, Kansas and Oklahoma. The team found that the wastewater altered the subterranean fluid pressure to such an extent …

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Wastewater from fracking oilfields may trigger earthquakes

Paris — Wastewater from oil and gas production injected deep into wells could cause earthquakes strong enough to be felt on the surface for years to come, according to new research published on …

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Oilfield wastewater may trigger earthquakes for decades — research

The United States is undergoing a boom in oil and gas production as well as fracking, the process of shooting water mixed with sand and chemicals deep into the earth to bring up hydrocarbons trapped …

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Quakes on Mars May Share a Common Mechanism with Human-Caused Earthquakes

(Inside Science) — Quakes on Mars might sometimes result from aquifers being squeezed by ice, much like how quakes on Earth have been triggered by wastewater or fracking fluid injected into the …

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