Humans Have Been Causing Earthquakes in Texas Since the 1920s

Earthquakes triggered by human activity have been happening in Texas since at least 1925, and they have been widespread throughout the state ever since, according to a new historical review…The earthquakes are caused by oil and gas operations, but the specific production techniques behind these quakes have differed over the decades, according to Cliff Frohlich, a senior research scientist and associate director at the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin. Frohlich said the evidence should lay to rest the idea that there is no substantial proof for human-caused earthquakes in Texas, as some state officials have claimed as recently as 2015. (Read the full story)

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