BC earthquake caused by fracking

By Kasia Patel
Published: Monday, 21 December 2015

The BC Oil and Gas Commission in Canada has determined that the August earthquake in Canada was triggered by fracking. Although no damage was reported, the severity of the 4.6 tremor is higher than expected from fracking activity.

The British Columbia (BC) Oil and Gas Commission (BCOG), which oversees oil and gas operations in BC, Canada, has determined that an earthquake that occurred in August this year was caused by nearby hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations.

The magnitude (M) 4.6 event prompted an investigation by the commission, including a...

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