People of Northwest Public Radio
Wed June 20, 2012
Man-Made Quakes Get Geologists' Attention
Originally published on Wed June 20, 2012 7:16 am
Geologists have noticed an increase in the number of small earthquakes in the U.S. They suspect the cause to be wastewater wells, where polluted water from industrial processes is pumped deep underground. None of the quakes has caused serious damage.