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Drilling-Induced 'Frackquakes' Threatening Millions Across Central US - Progressive Radio Network

30.3.16

Drilling-Induced 'Frackquakes' Threatening Millions Across Central US - Progressive Radio Network: According to new maps released on Monday by the USGS, roughly 7 million people who live and work in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arkansas face “potential for damaging shaking from induced seismicity,” which the USGS notes is triggered primarily by wastewater disposal from oil and gas drilling activities.

“Within a few portions of the [Central and Eastern U.S.], the chance of damage from all types of earthquakes is similar to that of natural earthquakes in high-hazard areas of California,” the USGS states, with Oklahoma being the most prone to induced earthquakes and having the largest at-risk population.


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