seismic activity

seismic activity

A Shaky Situation: How Hydraulic Fracturing is Causing Man-Made Seismic Activity

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By Levi Logstrom, University of Washington This video takes a look at one of the often-ignored implications of hydraulic fracturing: seismic activity. Man-made seismic activity has recently been linked to waste water disposal that results from the 'fracking' process. Earthquakes have been occurring in places that aren't historically prone to seismic activity, and this video highlights those areas. The presentation breaks down this information in an easily comprehensible and intriguing way.