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Fracking-Induced Earthquakes Highlighted in New USGS Map


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Fracking-Induced Earthquakes Highlighted in New USGS Map

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

The U.S. Geological Survey on Thursday released a landmark new study and map highlighting the location and frequency of earthquakes thought to be caused by human activities such as drilling or hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

In a statement, the USGS said that the sharp increase in earthquake activity in the central and eastern United States since 2009 "is linked to industrial operations that dispose of wastewater by injecting it into deep wells."


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SSSSoooooo........ have they stopped these practices?... I mean, if they know this... and continue in the same behavior .....what does that say?....


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From a property owners' perspective, Wow, I bet their insurance rates will go up! Imagine the effects of even imperceptible quakes on structures! Bet their state governments will ignore the effects of this on their local communities and it will take people a while to get their insurance increases. Property Owners vs Corporations....hmmnm,


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It would seem to say that these folks are some of the stupidest folks to ever come into existence.....knuckle draggin' brick brained, disgraces to humanity.