Near Fracking Wells, the Many Quakes That Go Unfelt

New York Times: A series of small earthquakes made Halloween of 2008 an unusually scary one for people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. While it has long been theorized that underground injections of fluids from oil and gas development operations could decrease friction and cause faults to slip, the quakes occurred in an area where people weren`t accustomed to tremors, renewing calls for research into the geological consequences of the booming natural gas industry in Texas. In a new study, one of the researchers......

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