Small earthquakes at fracking sites may be early indicators of bigger tremors to come, say Stanford scientists

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Dec 132017
 

Scientists say these large earthquakes were caused by injections of wastewater from fracking sites into deep underground wells, and not by fracking operations closer to the surface. “These were some of the first earthquakes related to shale-gas …
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Study: Fracking, human activity culprits behind Texas earthquakes

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Nov 252017
 

There has been a recent increase in natural gas extraction — including fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, but other techniques as well — which produces a lot of wastewater. To get rid of it, the water is injected deep into the ground. When wastewater …
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CU Boulder study links Raton Basin earthquakes to oil and gas wastewater injections

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Oct 262017
 

Nakai said the research team did not look at the relationship between the Raton Basin earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Wastewater disposal wells are used to pump water deep back into the ground after it is extracted during the collection …
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In Oklahoma, Earthquakes Drop as Rig Counts Increase

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Oct 102017
 

As the United States Geological Survey (USGS) states in the very first sentence of its list of myths and misconceptions regarding induced seismicity, “Fracking is NOT causing most of the induced earthquakes,” further clarifying that: “Wastewater …
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Oklahoma’s fracking-induced earthquakes are not going to stop

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Aug 112017
 

This wasn’t supposed to happen anymore. In recent years, Oklahoma has seen a massive uptick in earthquakes, a rise that has been linked to wastewater injection wells used in fracking operations. There are already several class action lawsuits over …
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U-I expert says there’s evidence fracking increased earthquakes in Oklahoma

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Aug 042017
 

Bill Barnhart, an assistant professor in the UI Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, says earthquakes in Oklahoma picked up dramatically after 2008 as oil drilling and fracking operations started injecting wastewater into the ground.
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Alarming animated map shows how Oklahoma and its neighboring states have been hit by frequent earthquakes since fracking began in 2009

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Jul 232017
 

They add, however, that it is not merely fracking causing the tremors, but the result of injecting wastewater at depths well-below the fracking horizon. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking is the process of injecting a liquid chemical mixture and sand at …
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What’s Causing The Massive Increase In Earthquakes In Middle America? It’s Not Fracking

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Jun 232017
 

While fracking causes a lot of other environmental and health issues, it isn’t the root cause of Oklahoma’s increased earthquake activity. So, what is? The culprit is the massive DEEP WASTEWATER INJECTION of the by-product of shale oil and gas production.
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