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Oklahoma Town Sues Energy Companies Over Earthquakes
Science & Tech  (tags: Technoloogy, fracking, lawsuit, Pawnee OK, earthquakes, oil & gas companies, wastewater injection )

Judy
- 17 days ago - csmonitor.com
The town of Pawnee, Okla., is bringing a class action lawsuit against oil and gas companies, saying the companies caused more than 50 earthquakes by injecting wastewater into the ground.
It's Not Your Fault, If You'Ve Never Heard of This Southern California Fault, Before
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, news, earthquakes, discovery, investigation )

Mitchell
- 52 days ago - scripps.ucsd.edu
The finding of a new fault at the eastern edge of the Salton Sea, may help explain why the San Andreas has not gone "Bang!" in the last 300 years.
Groundwater Contamination From Fracking Changes Over Time: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: carcinogens, earthquakes, environment, fracking, ground water, heavy metals )

Julie
- 210 days ago - thetyee.ca
Fracking chemicals from oil wells were located within four kilometres from sampled water wells. Canada's top hydrogeologist and contaminant expert calls fracking an uncontrolled science experiment on groundwater
Chunks of Earth's Mantle Are "Peeling Off"
Science & Tech  (tags: Earth, planet, earthquakes, geology )

Freya
- 210 days ago - yahoo.com
An odd phenomenon may explain why the Southeastern United States has experienced recent earthquakes, even though the region sits snugly in the middle of a tectonic plate and not at the edges, where all the ground-shaking action usually happens.
Foreshock? A Significant Earthquake Just Hit The New Madrid Fault Seismic Zone
Science & Tech  (tags: earthquakes, disasters, United States, New Madrid fault, Midwest )

Freya
- 216 days ago - activistpost.com
Could the earthquake that just struck the New Madrid fault seismic zone near the town of La Center, Kentucky be a foreshock for a much bigger quake yet to come? Very early on Sunday morning, a magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit western Kentucky...
More Fatal Earthquakes to Come, Geologists Warn
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, earthquakes, extreme weather, tsunamis, volcanoes, water )

Julie
- 440 days ago - newsweek.com
Scientists predict the ebb and flow of rain and melting and shifting ice will put pressure on the Earth's grinding plates, which will lead to more earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes.
How One US State Went From Two Quakes a Year to 585
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, seismic activity, environment, climate, earthquakes, oil and gas, fracking, groundwater, wastewater )

Dianne
- 443 days ago - news.yahoo.com
"It's completely unprecedented," said George Choy, a seismologist at the US Geological Survey. [also see first comment]
The Really Big One ~ The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, seismology, scientists, Seattle, Cascadia fault line, earthquakes, destruction, research, interesting, humans, science, investigation )

Carrie
- 513 days ago - newyorker.com
An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.
Hidden Molten Channel Beneath Earth Discovered With a Blast
Science & Tech  (tags: geology, earth, tectonic plates, earthquakes )

Judy
- 670 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The bottom of one of Earth's rocky plates has been visualized in fine detail using sound waves from dynamite exploded deep underground, revealing a once-hidden channel of molten rock.
Fracking Disposal Wells Causing Earthquakes in DFW
Science & Tech  (tags: Barnett Shale, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, hydraulic fracturing, fracking, disposal wells, seismology, earthquakes, quakes, temblors, tremors, fault lines, epicenters, magnitude, damage )

Isaac
- 699 days ago - stateimpact.npr.org
A new study by a University of Texas seismologist says wells used to dispose of fracking waste water are responsible recent earthquakes.
An Ocean Is Hidden Inside Earth, And We'Ll Take You There To See It (VIDEO)
Science & Tech  (tags: Talk-Nerdy-To-Me, Earth's mantle, Earth's core, Earth's mantle, earthquakes, video )

Barb
- 742 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Earth's interior is way more complicated than you probably thought -- turns out it has molten metal and hidden oceans, and parts of it are hotter than the surface of the sun. Check out the video above and/or read the transcript below.
Regulators Ignore Fracking Earthquakes, Protect Big Oil Profits Over People
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, technology, hydraulic fracturing, fracking, earthquakes, seismic activity )

Laura
- 917 days ago - ecowatch.com
Yet, this stark research hasn't stopped state governments from issuing thousands of permits to allow wastewater and other drilling to proceed, often in close proximity to homes and schools. In many instances state departments blatantly ignore science ...
Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma
Science & Tech  (tags: Oklahoma, earthquakes, warning, Geological Survey, science, safety, news, interesting )

Carrie
- 947 days ago - livescience.com
Mile for mile, there are almost as many earthquakes rattling Oklahoma as California this year. This major increase in seismic shaking led to a rare earthquake warning today (May 5) from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey.
Swarms of Earthquakes Shake Up Shale Gas Fields
Science & Tech  (tags: Deep well disposal, Earthquakes, Environment, Fracking, Shale gas )

Julie
- 1040 days ago - thetyee.ca
A string of studies have not only implicated hydraulic fracturing, but the related practice of pumping dirty wastewater deep underground, as the cause of unprecedented swarms of earthquakes.
Megaquake Aftershocks Pose Lasting Danger
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, science, scientists, earthquakes, megaquakes, research, study, investigation )

Michael
- 1202 days ago - cbc.ca
Scientists are warning residents of Vancouver and other cities in earthquake zones to take heed of new evidence that megaquake aftershocks can pose a great danger for years, even hundreds of kilometres from the epicentre of the original earthquake.
 

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