New US Study Links Soaring Earthquake Totals To Fracking

Law360, New York (April 6, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT) -- A team of government researchers has linked oil and gas production in certain areas of the U.S. heartland with the recent uptick in earthquakes in the region, suggesting the hydraulic fracturing process is behind the increase, according to a report abstract made widely available Friday.

U.S. Geological Survey scientists recently published an abstract of a study that will be presented at a Seismological Society of America conference April 18. The researchers examined earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater in a large swath of the midcontinental U.S....
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