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PubTalk 8/2015 — Yes, Humans Really Are Causing Earthquakes

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by Justin Rubinstein, USGS Research Geophysicist

  • The earthquake rate has dramatically increased in the central US in the last 6 years.
  • Oklahoma had more M≥3 earthquakes in 2014 than California.
  • This increase is due to earthquake activity induced by oil and gas operations.
  • Most earthquakes are not caused by hydraulic fracturing.
  • We may be able to control these earthquakes.




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