Researchers at Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Say Fracking Could Trigger Earthquakes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2361876/Fracking-lead-earthquake-domino-effect-weakens-fault-lines-deep-earths-crust-scientists-claim.html

Fracking could lead to an ‘earthquake domino effect’ as it weakens fault lines deep in the earth’s crust, scientists claim

  • Scientists from Columbia University have claimed that earthquakes could be caused by pressure on fault lines created by hydraulic fracturing
  • Danger occurs when the activity is agitated by distant earthquakes that can trigger tremors near waste water injection wells, they said
  • Seismologists from the university have identified three quakes that were triggered at injection well sites by a major earthquake a long distance away

By SARAH GRIFFITHS

PUBLISHED: 09:22 EST, 12 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:22 EST, 12 July 2013

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Posted on July 12, 2013, in Earth Changes / Extreme Weather, Science / Technology and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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