Evidence Connects Quakes to Oil, Natural Gas Boom
He said energy companies can try to prevent human-induced earthquakes by avoiding faults when they inject oil and gas wastewater into the ground and by not pumping fluids too quickly into the ground. “You can reduce the risk of large earthquakes through careful monitoring and planning,” Jackson said. “You can’t make it zero, however.”
This isn’t conclusive just yet, but this can no longer be ignored.