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New study shows that the storage of water produced from oil and gas exploitation using hydraulic fracturing is correlated with earthquake hazard.

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Scientists have attempted to shed light on the earthquake vulnerability of the area around New Madrid, Missouri.

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A study reveals that the greatest risk of hydropower development in the Himalayas, one of the most beneficial regions for this energy resource, is landslides triggered by earthquakes.

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A new study shows that landslides, on slopes where ice retreats, can trigger massive tsunamis.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 01:00

Earthquakes induced by injection wells

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz found that bigger and more distant earthquakes can occur when injecting fluid into sedimentary rock than into the underlying basement rock.

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A research from scientists at Oregon State University shows that a severe earthquake can cause other quakes on the opposite side of the planet.

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According to scientists from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, pressurized ground water can reduce the intensity of seismic events.

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