Can 'fracking' and other human activities cause earthquakes?

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In April, the United States Geological Survey released a report highlighting earthquakes triggered by human activity such as wastewater disposal or hydraulic fracturing. Robert Bauer, an engineering geologist with the Illinois State Geological Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, discussed the causes and risks of such earthquakes with News Bureau physical sciences editor Liz Ahlberg.

See the full article at University of Illinois News Bureau.