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Humans have caused so many earthquakes that scientists had to update their maps

Humans have caused so many earthquakes that scientists had to update their maps

While some may point the finger at fracking , or hydraulic fracturing, the scientific community finds that wastewater disposal from more traditional oil and gas collection is far more influential. The USGS said, “While most injection wells are not associated with earthquakes, some other wells have been implicated in published scientific studies.” Generally, the increasing production of gas and oil is driving up the rates of manmade seismic activity. Fracking has specifically been linked in some cases and continues to be investigated for its full effect on the environment.

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