by Emily Atkin Posted on August 20, 2014
More than 2,500 small earthquakes have hit Oklahoma in the past five years, and scientists have linked nearly all of them to the process of hydraulic fracturing.
by Emily Atkin Posted on July 7, 2014
More than 2,500 small earthquakes that have hit Oklahoma in the past five years can be linked to oil and gas production, a recent study showed.
by Katie Valentine Posted on June 25, 2014 Updated: June 25, 2014
State researchers are looking into whether wastewater injection could be to blame for the quake.
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by Katie Valentine Posted on May 15, 2014
The study points to an unforeseen consequence of California's drought.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on May 13, 2014
On Monday, lawmakers in Texas, for the first time, formally addressed the recent rash of earthquakes that rocked northern Texas this winter.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on May 6, 2014
Scientists warn that fracking operations in Oklahoma could be setting up conditions for a major quake as the seismology community says they don't haveenough data on faults in the area to protect critical infrastructure.
by Emily Atkin Posted on May 2, 2014
Because of the warnings, the U.S. government is beginning to track the risks that man-made earthquakes pose.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on April 15, 2014
Regulators in Ohio link March earthquakes to fracking as they issue new rules for seismic monitoring around well sites.
by Katie Valentine Posted on March 17, 2014
The analysis comes on the heels of a spate of earthquakes in Ohio this week.
by Emily Atkin Posted on January 22, 2014
There have been more than 30 small earthquakes in and around the north Texas town of Azle in the last three months. The residents there think it’s because of fracking.