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Oil field operations likely triggered earthquakes in California a few miles from the San Andreas Fault

Activity in the San Ardo oil field near Salinas, California, has been linked to earthquakes. Eugene Zelenko/Wikimedia, CC BY Thomas H. Goebel, University of Memphis November 11, 2020 – The way companies drill for oil and gas and dispose of wastewater can trigger earthquakes, at times in unexpected places. In West Texas, earthquake rates are […]