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Two La Habra Quakes Centered Around Fracking Wells: Did Fracking Cause La Habra Quake? (pictures, maps, video)

Sunday, March 30, 2014 19:37
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Maps show that the recent earthquakes in La Habra, CA are centered around the locations of hydraulic fracturing wells. Why isn’t the media talking about THIS? Earthquakes continue into Saturday night. Please share and ‪#‎DontFrackCA‬

Last night's La Habra earthquakes shown in left photo; Active #fracking sites shown in right photo. Any questions? #FrackQuakesA magnitude 5.1 earthquake centered one mile east of La Habra and four miles north of Fullerton occurred on Friday 3/28/14. Hours before, a 3.6-magnitude tremor struck the same area, according to the USGS.Photo via @ThatOrdinaryGuy on twitterOil companies are increasing California’s earthquake risk by injecting billions of gallons of oil and gas wastewater a year into hundreds of disposal wells near active faults around Los Angeles, Bakersfield and other major cities, according to a new report from Earthworks, the Center for Biological Diversity and Clean Water Action.A boom in hydraulic fracturing—fracking—in California would worsen the danger of earthquakes, the report finds, by greatly increasing oil wastewater production and underground injection. Extracting the Monterey Shale’s oil could produce almost 9 trillion gallons of contaminated wastewater, the report estimates. That could expose California to a surge in damaging earthquakes like those seen in Oklahoma, Texas and other states experiencing rapidly increased fracking and wastewater production.The report, On Shaky Ground: Fracking, Acidizing and Increased Earthquake Risk in California finds that millions of Californians live in areas threatened by oil industry-induced earthquakes. Academic research and government experts conclude that wastewater injection can reduce faults’ natural friction and trigger earthquakes.READ MORE: http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/13/fracking-waste-wells-put-californians-risk-earthquakes/
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Last night’s La Habra earthquakes shown in left photo; Active ‪#‎fracking‬ sites shown in right photo. Any questions? ‪#‎FrackQuakes‬

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake centered one mile east of La Habra and four miles north of Fullerton occurred on Friday 3/28/14. Hours before, a 3.6-magnitude tremor struck the same area, according to the USGS.

Photo via @ThatOrdinaryGuy on twitter

Oil companies are increasing California’s earthquake risk by injecting billions of gallons of oil and gas wastewater a year into hundreds of disposal wells near active faults around Los Angeles, Bakersfield and other major cities, according to a new report from Earthworks, the Center for Biological Diversity and Clean Water Action.

A boom in hydraulic fracturing—fracking—in California would worsen the danger of earthquakes, the report finds, by greatly increasing oil wastewater production and underground injection. Extracting the Monterey Shale’s oil could produce almost 9 trillion gallons of contaminated wastewater, the report estimates. That could expose California to a surge in damaging earthquakes like those seen in Oklahoma, Texas and other states experiencing rapidly increased fracking and wastewater production.

The report, On Shaky Ground: Fracking, Acidizing and Increased Earthquake Risk in California finds that millions of Californians live in areas threatened by oil industry-induced earthquakes. Academic research and government experts conclude that wastewater injection can reduce faults’ natural friction and trigger earthquakes.

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