December 18, 2015

Canada's 4.6 mag earthquake caused by fracking

Fluid injection from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, triggered a 4.6-magnitude earthquake that struck northeast British Columbia (BC) over the summer, the Canadian province’s energy regulator has confirmed. It’s the largest fracking-caused earthquake in the province to date, according to The Canadian Press. Or, more significantly, it could very likely be the largest fracking-caused earthquake in the world.

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