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Fracking Induced Seismicity with Dr. Semechah Lui

Fracking Induced Seismicity with Dr. Semechah Lui

It's often inconceivable that we can have such a big impact on the environment around us, but nonetheless, humanity has molded the planet to meet its needs. This molding came with its own unintended consequences: Fracking induced seismicity is the crust responding to oil and natural gas exploitation by releasing energy. Even though most of these energy releases are small, some of them are registered as fairly large earthquakes that have the potential to cause infrastructure damage. We talk to induced seismicity expert Dr. Semechah Lui to find out more about the causes and risks of fracking induced seismicity. 

Duration: 44 min

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