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Fracking has ‘reawakened’ 300 million-year-old fault lines in Oklahoma that could trigger devastating earthquake, US Geological Survey says

Wednesday 18th March 2015 at 09:19 

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‘Fault lines dating back hundreds of millions of years in Oklahoma that have been recently reactivated could lead to a devastating quake in the state where many structures were not built to withstand major seismic activity, the US Geological Survey says.

Across Oklahoma, 300million-year-old fault lines are being reactivated by multiple earthquakes in the state, that scientists say, have been linked to fracking, USA Today reports.

Energy companies deny there is a link between fracking — a natural gas and oil extraction technique — and major seismic activity.’

Read more: Fracking has 'reawakened' 300million-year-old fault lines in Oklahoma that could trigger devastating earthquake, US Geological Survey says


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