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Summer earthquake confirmed as largest caused by fracking in B.C.

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 Cinnamon    14,661

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake emanating from the gas fields in northeast British Columbia during the summer was caused by hydraulic fracturing and is the largest induced seismic event ever recorded in the province, the BC Oil and Gas Commission has confirmed.

It surpasses two 4.4 magnitude induced earthquakes in Alberta and one of similar magnitude in B.C. last year that have been attributed to gas drilling activities, adding to growing concerns about a relatively new and controversial extraction process commonly known as fracking.


What happens when they frack their way to one of the unknown faults?  This was a result of an injection of fluid, so they know exactly what happened. The quakes are getting bigger.  Another conspiracy theory proven correct over time, Oklahoma allows for lawsuits re: earthquakes caused by fracking and other states were discussing or are already doing the same thing. 


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