Fracking Confirmed as Cause of Rare “Felt” Earthquake in Ohio

Monday, January 5, 2015
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A new study links the March 2014 earthquakes in Poland Township, Ohio to hydraulic fracturing that activated a previously unknown fault. The induced seismic sequence included a rare felt earthquake of magnitude 3.0, according to research published online by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA). The full news release is linked above.