The Science Of Earthquakes And Fracking
Earthquakes are never pleasant, especially if you are living in an earthquake prone area. With the incidence of earthquakes increasing it is always good to know a little more about how they actually occur and what causes them. A great infographic released by Weather Underground speaks about where are the earth’s stress lines. Something called the Ring of Fire; these stress lines that are responsible for 90% of the world’s earthquakes. And if you thought that earthquakes were just a natural phenomenon, devoid of human intervention, think again. A process called fracking, that allows big oil companies to access that precious oil and gas reserve, is responsible for increasing occurrence of earthquakes.