Canadian earthquake leads to closure of Fracking operation
News from Canada.
In January of this year an earthquake of magnitude 4.8 was recorded in Fox Creek near Edmonton, Alberta.
A report from CBC tells of the decision by Alberta’s Energy Regulator to call on the company Repsol to cease operations pending an investigation. This is no isolated case in the region and is likely to be the largest ‘induced’ earthquake linked to Fracking to have been recorded in Canada, if not the world.
Residents of several US states, including Oklahoma and Colorado are now very familiar with the phenomenon of fracking-related seismic activity. Much of the US increase in earthquakes appears to be related to the practice of disposing of unwanted fracking fluid by pumping into disused wells under high pressure.