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A state report last year noted a connection between hydraulic fracturing and some earthquake "swarms," and state officials say there's a potential risk to the public due to the increase in quakes. Experts say the quakes are likely being caused by injection wells, which are particularly deep wells into which drilling byproducts and wastewater are injected, rather than wells drilled to extract oil or gas.
originally posted by: ericblair4891
Earlier tonight, I was going to comment on the small clustering in central Asia. Then I thought, forget it. Just cause there's a cluster, doesn't mean there's going to be more action. I thought South America was chiming in.
Then two over 6 m just happened.
Japan 6.7M 2016-01-14 03:25:34 (UTC)
And Boliva at 6M 2016-01-14 03:25:27 (UTC)
But here's the funny part, they were seconds apart. 7 seconds to be precise.