Scientists have proven that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is the cause of a spate of earthquakes in Ohio in 2014.
A new study published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America has confirmed the worst fears of many Ohio residents: fracking in Poland Township is at the root of 77 earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 1.0 to 3.0 between March 4 and March 12 in 2014. According to the study, viewed by EcoWatch.com, the earthquakes “coincided temporally and spatially with hydraulic fracturing at specific stages of the stimulation. The seismic activity outlined a roughly vertical, east-west oriented fault within one kilometer of the well.” The scientists reached their conclusions by comparing the Ohio earthquakes to well stimulation reports. More Researchers Definitively Link Fracking to Spate of Earthquakes in Ohio