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Earthquakes Induced by Fluid Injection FAQs - 9 Found



Do all wastewater disposal wells induce earthquakes?

No.  Of more than 150,000 Class II injection wells in the United States, roughly 40,000 are waste fluid disposal wells for oil and gas operations.  Only a small fraction of these disposal wells have induced earthquakes that are large enough to be of concern to the public.

Learn more on wastewater disposal wells and the EPA's Underground Injection Control (UIC) program.

Tags: Seismology, Liquefaction, Earthquakes, Faults, Tectonics, Magnitude, Prediction