Fracking is in the news for many reasons – not least because of its association with seismic activity. Is there a link between fracking and earthquakes? And are any other human activities also a seismic risk?
Fracking is a controversial geological process that uses chemicals to extract natural gas from shale. What’s the chemistry behind ‘fracturing?’
A quick glimpse into Internet chatrooms will show that the web is alive with theories about fracking and earthquakes. Many people believe that earthquakes, particularly the 2011 quakes in West Virginia and Oklahoma, could be caused by industrial activities such as mining and other deep-earth activities. One particular villain in these discussions is the process […]