We knew this already because universities have studied the connection between drilling and earthquakes before hence the term: drilling induced seismic activity.
The British Geological Survey’s (BGS) has concluded that recent earthquakes on the Fylde coast were caused from fracking.
The BGS said the correlations between the earthquakes and the time of fracking operations and the proximity of the quakes to the site, all pointed towards the earthquakes being a result of the fracking process.
They claim the quakes don’t cause any damage but that is not what we are finding around here. There are numerous reports of cracked foundations and walls. Maybe their buildings meet earthquake code but in Texas we don’t have anything like that because we didn’t have earthquakes until we got fracked.
For the past several weeks there have been a couple of quakes every day in Arkansas and about two a week in Oklahoma.
I agree with the chairman of the Blackpool and Fylde Green Party:
“Ministers must stop the industry activity at least until parliament and the public can be guided by a full and robust appraisal of the total risk to the themselves and to the environment.”
For more information on drilling induced earthquakes click on EARTHQUAKES.