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Further reducing injections of oil field wastewater can prevent larger earthquakes

January 10, 2018

A new study by Virginia Tech researchers has found that efforts to curb earthquakes triggered by the injection of oil field wastewater into the ground in Oklahoma are not targeting the most dangerous tremblers, and that a larger reduction in injection volumes is needed. The study also indicates that tracking annual data on the injection well locations can help predict how corresponding earthquake activity will change.Full Story

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