Expert Says Quakes in England May Be Tied to Gas Extraction

New York Times: A British seismologist said Friday that two minor earthquakes in northwestern England "appeared to correlate closely' with the use of hydraulic fracturing, a method of extracting natural gas from wells that has raised concerns about environmental and seismological risks in the United States. The scientist, Brian Baptie, seismic project team leader with the British Geological Survey, said data from the two quakes near Blackpool -- one of magnitude 2.3 on April 1, the other of magnitude 1.5 on May......

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