Where have all the earthquakes gone? Kansas and Ohio.

This is a short blog by a geologist in New Mexico about quakes caused by injection in the Kansas /Ohio area

Of course frackquakes are part of the scaremongerers’ armoury in Lancahire

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But this is typical damage from a Mag4 quake in Los Angeles and few caused by even injection are that big.

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In Kansas, seismic activity dropped from 1,967 earthquakes to 668 earthquakes over two years when regulations on oilfield disposal wells were applied. How did they achieve this?

Source: Where have all the earthquakes gone? Kansas.

1 thought on “Where have all the earthquakes gone? Kansas and Ohio.

  1. Paul Braterman

    If I understand correctly, the original post says that injection of wastewater can cause earthquakes, especially if the underlying basement rock is faulted, but that this can be greatly reduced by regulation.

    How does this relate to the situation in Lancashire, and as it would be in Scotland under sensible policies?

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