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How is hydraulic fracturing related to earthquakes and tremors?

Reports of hydraulic fracturing causing earthquakes large enough to be felt at the surface are extremely rare, with only three occurrences reported as of late 2012, in Great Britain, Oklahoma, and Canada. However, felt earthquakes have more frequently been linked to the injection into disposal wells of flowback fluids and co-produced formation waters from hydraulically fractured wells.


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Frequently Asked Questions about induced seismicity

USGS Induced Earthquakes website

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