Fracking Wastewater Injection Wells Linked to Earthquakes

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Scientists presented evidence tying the disposal of wastewater from shale gas hydrofracking to an increased occurrence of earthquakes.

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Analysis of 2011 Virginia Earthquake Suggests Seismic Risk

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Last year, the surprise 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Virginia was actually worse than previously thought. Detailed analyses of the ground motions triggered by the event indicate that Washington DC and other affected regions could be at higher risk of major ground movement.

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Unusual Indian Ocean Earthquakes May Signal Tectonic Breakup

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On April 11th 2012 a pair of massive earthquakes rocked the Indian Ocean. Scientists think that these may be the latest step in the formation of a new plate boundary within Earth’s surface.

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