Ohio Studying Fracking-Related Earthquakes

Jun 12, 2014


Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts at energy companies, government agencies and universities on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes.

The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between fracking and five small quakes in eastern Ohio. In 2012, Governor John Kasich halted disposal of fracking wastewater surrounding a nearby well site after a series of quakes later were tied to a fracking well.