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Drilling States Are Exploring Homemade Earthquakes

June 12, 2014
By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing and five small tremors in eastern Ohio, a first in the Northeast.

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