Does fracking cause earthquakes?


The fracturing of underground rock which takes place during fracking can, it is thought, cause minor earthquakes.

In 2011, two earth tremors measuring 2.3 and 1.4 magnitude happened in Lancashire where fracking had taken place. The fracking operators said it was “highly probable” that fracking had been the cause, but it was also thought to be because of unusual geological conditions at the site.

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