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Man-Made Earthquakes on the Rise


Science & Tech  (tags: environment, scientists, research, geological survey, earthquakes, news, science )

Carrie
- 428 days ago - voanews.com
The number of earthquakes in the central and eastern United States has increased dramatically over the past few years, and scientists think the reason could be due to the disposal of wastewater associated with oil and gas production.



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Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 2:24 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 4:26 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:25 pm
Not surprisong, especially when you add in oil drilling and other mining, it was bound to have some negative affect on the planet.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 5:53 pm
ban fracking everywhere!!
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:14 pm
and there shall be Earthquakes in divers places.
 

Jason S. (57)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:39 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Monday July 15, 2013, 2:58 am
Unless fracking is banned earthquakes will be the norm.
 

Andre Yokers (6)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 1:27 pm
This corroborates my own thoughts about the oil industry's practices.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 4:08 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. This is a terrible situation. We clearly need a nationwide moratorium on fracking immediately. I'm surprised I haven't seen any petitions regarding this. NY state had a moratorium, but I don't know of any others.
 
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