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Did Fracking Cause Earthquakes in Ohio?

Brandon Baker | March 12, 2014 12:34 pm | Comments


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has ordered Texas-based energy company Hilcorp to halt all fracking operations in Mahoning County after at least four earthquakes shook the area on Monday.

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 2:26 a.m. and a magnitude 2.6 at 11:45 a.m. on March 10 were among those reported in Poland Township just south of Youngstown near a fracking site with seven drilling wells, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

“It’s an area which (before 2011) had no history of earthquakes,” John Armbruster, a retired Columbia University geology professor, told the Columbus Dispatch. “It looks very, very suspicious.” For the rest of this story please click the link to EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/12/fracking-earthquakes-ohio/

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