A rise in small earthquakes in areas where fracking occurs is causing increasing concern, with a...

|By:, SA News Editor

A rise in small earthquakes in areas where fracking occurs is causing increasing concern, with a 4.0 New Year's Eve quake in Ohio prompting officials to close five wells. A thorough seismic survey could detect quake-prone areas, but it costs $10M and the apparent link between fracking and earthquakes is not yet conclusive.