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Fracking Causing Tremors In Ohio

A series of 11 earthquakes in Ohio now seems to be definitively linked to the liquid injected into natural gas wells. Because the injection site is near a fault line, it’s caused the temblors, the largest a 4.0 on the Richter scale. And Ohio isn’t the only place: Injection-related quakes are believed to have happened in multiple other locations across the country.

A series of 11 earthquakes in Ohio now seems to be definitively linked to the liquid injected into natural gas wells. Because the injection site is near a fault line, it’s caused the temblors, the largest a 4.0 on the Richter scale. And Ohio isn’t the only place: Injection-related quakes are believed to have happened in multiple other locations across the country.

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Morgan is a senior editor at Fast Company. He edits the Impact section, formerly FastCoExist.com. Have an idea for a story? You can reach him at mclendaniel [at] fastcompany.com

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