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6 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has earthquake plan

(AP) — The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission now has a plan for future earthquakes after two small quakes rattled an area in Weld County that officials later determined were likely caused by a nearby injection well. Under the new system, underground injections wells receive a green light if the seismic activity is a magnitude 1 to 2 on ...

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JAN 26, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Minor earthquake shakes Philadelphia suburbs

Earthquakes registering between magnitude 2.0 and 2.9 can be felt slightly but don't cause any structural damage. A slightly more powerful earthquake would've caused noticeable shaking to some objects inside homes and businesses.

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JAN 22, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Magnitude-4.7 earthquake hits remote Nevada desert

LAKEVIEW, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude-4.7 earthquake struck the remote desert linking Oregon, California and Nevada. There are no reports of damage after the temblor hit the northwest corner of Nevada about 40 miles southeast of Lakeview, Oregon, at 2:09 a.m. Thursday. A handful of smaller aftershocks followed. The sparsely populated area has seen ...

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JAN 19, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Geophysicist links earthquakes to oil and gas extraction

(AP) — The disposal of waste saltwater from hydraulic fracturing could be to blame for a sharp increase in earthquakes in south-central Kansas, according to a geophysicist with the Kansas Geological Survey. During hydraulic fracturing, a mixture of saltwater and chemicals pumped into the ground to break up rock formations and release oil and gas. The Kansas Sierra Club supports ...

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JAN 19, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Kansas official links earthquakes to disposal of waste water

(AP) — A state group says a steep increase in earthquakes in south-central Kansas likely is caused by the disposal of waste water from an oil and gas extraction process often called fracking. State officials have hesitated to link the earthquakes to fracking, or hydraulic fracturing.

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