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Drilling Reawakens Sleeping Faults in Texas, Leads to Earthquakes

Since 2008, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and a handful of other states have experienced unprecedented surges of earthquakes. Oklahoma’s rate increased from one or two per year to more than 800. Texas has seen a sixfold spike. Most have been small, but Oklahoma has seen several damaging quakes stronger than magnitude 5. Most scientists agree that the surge has been triggered by the injection of wastewater from oil and gas production into deep wells.  Read more...

 

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