Fracking-Induced Earthquakes Highlighted in New USGS Map – Lauren McCauley

The U.S. Geological Survey on Thursday¬†released¬†a landmark new study and map highlighting the location and frequency of earthquakes thought to be caused by human activities such as drilling or hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. In a statement, the USGS said that the sharp increase in earthquake activity in the central and eastern United States since 2009 “is linked to industrial operations …