Kansas earthquake decline coincides with injection rate reduction

Wichita Eagle: Earthquakes in Kansas have decreased since the Kansas Corporation Commission ordered oil companies in two southern counties to reduce the amount of saltwater they inject back into the ground, a state official said Friday. But it’s too soon to tell whether the decrease is a direct result of the KCC mandate, said Rex Buchanan, interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey. “The jury is still out” on the cause, Buchanan said. “Earthquake activity is going to fluctuate naturally.” Having......

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