Linking earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing operations
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 1, page 3, 1 January 2013
How to Cite
Balcerak, E. (2013), Linking earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing operations. Eos, 94: 3. doi: 10.1002/2013EO010005
- Issue published online: 2 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
- Cited By
- hydraulic fracturing;
- earthquake induction
Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, to extract oil and gas from rock, has been a controversial but increasingly common practice; some studies have linked it to groundwater contamination and induced earthquakes. Scientists discussed several studies on the connection between fracking and earthquakes at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco in December.