Small Earthquakes Linked To Fracking Could Lead To Major Ones, Government Scientist Says

By Katie Valentine

The earthquakes that have been linked to oil and gas development so far might be minor, but they could be putting states like Oklahoma and Kansas at risk for a major earthquake later on, new research indicates.

The research, which hasn’t yet been published, was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science by U.S. Geological Survey scientist William Ellsworth.



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