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Introduction A series of low-magnitude earthquakes have occurred in North Texas in recent years, and several scientists have identified underground wastewater injection activities as a possible culprit. Although there are thousands of injection wells throughout the Barnett Shale region, academics and U.S. Geological Survey researchers...

The Seismological Society of America released a report today, which linked hydraulic fracturing to earthquakes in Poland Township, Ohio, in March 2014. Thankfully, that incident produced no structural damage or injuries, as the seismic events were too small. If this sounds familiar, it should —...

Opponents of hydraulic fracturing have routinely attempted to frighten the public into believing that the process has a direct connection to earthquakes that can be felt – something that they know will be particularly scary for Californians (we experience enough earthquakes already, thank you.) We’ve tackled this issue before and explained that claiming...