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Study links hundreds of earthquakes to fracking

  • A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year.
  • The quakes fell along a fault lying directly under three hydraulic fracturing operations and tended to coincide with nearby activity.
  • Some of the tremors were significantly larger than expected, leading researchers to question whether fracking could over time trigger larger quakes.
  • Sources: AP, Science 2.0
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