Fracking Makes The Ground Swell, And Knowing That Might Make It Safer
This discovery could help us pinpoint where earthquakes are most likely to occur.By Evan Thomas | September 22, 2016
As if it weren't already incredible that fracking can lead to earthquakes, scientists are now learning it can actually make the surface swell and bulge — through more than a mile of solid rock.
But that's not necessarily bad news. In fact, the discovery might help make fracking safer. Researchers looking at wastewater injection sites in Texas say they watched how the ground swelled to forecast where earthquakes were most likely.