A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey ( USGS ) says that the increased seismic activity taking place in certain areas of the United States is almost certainly the result of oil and gas drilling activities. The group has been studying dozens of earthquakes across America for the last 8 months and determined that the man-made quakes were taking place in areas where fracking or deep waste water injection had recently occurred.
Latest report from the United States Geological Survey provides a definitive link between fracking and the increase in seismic activity.
The U.S. Geological Survey report identifies 17 regions with significant levels of “induced seismicity,” mostly from oil and gas drilling. The two worst hit areas are centered in Oklahoma.
A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) team has found that a sharp jump in earthquakes in America’s heartland appears to be linked to oil and natural gas drilling operations. As hydraulic fracturing has exploded onto the scene, it has incr...
A United States Geological Survey document released Thursday documents an increase in earthquakes likely caused by human activity, mapping 17 seismically active pockets in eight states. The document is not a study of the causes of t...