Earthquake hazard in Oklahoma increased due to ongoing swarm

Earthquake hazard in Oklahoma increased due to ongoing swarm

USGS reported today that since January 2009, more than 200 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes have rattled Central Oklahoma, which marked a significant rise in the frequency of these seismic events. 

Important to people living in the Oklahoma City region

'Fracking' began in China’s most dangerous earthquake zone

'Fracking' began in China’s most dangerous earthquake zone

Oil companies have started drilling for oil in China's Sichuan region, an earthquake hot bed, where nearly 70 000 people died in devastating M 8.0 earthquake in 2008. The Sichuan province of China has seen many strong and

Can fracking contaminate drinking water?

Can fracking contaminate drinking water?

Hydraulic fracturing uses pressurised fluid to crack open deep shale rocks to release the methane trapped within them. Geologists say this potentially harmful fluid is unlikely to percolate up through a few kilometres of rock to reach the shallow aquifers that supply

Fracking responsible for water contamination across US

Fracking responsible for water contamination across US

Lawsuits from individuals who believe their water has been contaminated by hydraulic fracturing are coming in all across the US and support for stricter regulations is growing. This was backed up by recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) findings that

Drought and low stream flows suspends Pennsylvania fracking operations

Drought and low stream flows suspends Pennsylvania fracking operations

Low stream flows have forced officials to suspend water usage for the natural gas development (fracking) in portions of Pennsylvania. According to officials, the restrictions are applied to various streams when flow rates reach a certain threshold and do not wait for

UK will allow shale gas fracking despite earthquake connections?

UK will allow shale gas fracking despite earthquake connections?

UK ministers have been advised to allow the controversial practice of fracking for shale gas to be extended in Britain, despite it causing two earthquakes and the emergence of serious doubts over the safety of the wells that have already been drilled. Fuel