Gallery: Scientists Find that 2011 Oklahoma Earthquake May Have Been Ca...

 

Oklahoma is no stranger to small earthquakes, but a series of larger earthquakes in 2011, including one that reached a 5.7 magnitude, had some people wondering whether hydraulic fracturing had anything to do with the shifting earth. Now, a group of scientists have published a report concluding that the natural gas drilling technique could be linked to the quake. As the US gears up to begin selling gas produced by fracking to the UK, this new information indicates that we should be questioning whether the damage caused by the process is worth the profit.

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