Fracking, Earthquakes and Visual Storytelling

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Fracking, Earthquakes and Visual Storytelling
Animated and interactive graphics describe the connection between oil and gas production and human-caused earthquakes
By Amanda Montañez on June 23, 2016; Cross post June 24,2016
The idea that human activities can cause earthquakes, or so-called induced seismicity, has been around for some time, but demonstrating its role and pinpointing exactly how it happens can be difficult. The July issue of Scientific American features a story by Anna Kuchment on how wastewater injection from oil and gas operations has been triggering earthquakes in the central United States over the past several years.