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Study: Larger Oklahoma quakes caused by industrial activity

TULSA, Okla. — A new study indicates that most of the larger earthquakes in Oklahoma over the past century may have been caused by industrial activity. The paper by the U.S. Geological Survey will be published in December’s Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. It suggests the uptick in earthquakes since 2009 in the central and eastern U.S. is ...

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Fracking causing environmental concerns of seismic proportions

Environmental activists have been dealt a pretty decent hand when it comes to betting against fracking–and as of late–that hand has gone from two-pairs, to a full house. Recently, reports of fracking-related earthquakes are popping up in the news nearly as frequent as job cuts in the oil industry. States like Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Ohio have all reported multiple earthquakes ...

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Miami University study links earthquakes and drilling, suggests partnership to detect fault lines

Increased monitoring of seismic activity could help prevent earthquakes near hydraulic fracturing sites, which can upset unknown fault lines underground, say the authors of a study that finds a link between earthquakes and drilling. The results of the study, which will be released Tuesday, link fracking along an unknown fault line to a rare 3.0-magnitude earthquake in Poland Township, Ohio, ...

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