AWARE-Ontario.ca                                                                              

 

Earthquakes & Other Anomalies

 

Richter Scale / Moment Magnitude Scale (MMS)

 

Quakes measuring from 2.5 to 5.4 are often felt, but cause only minor damage. There are about 30,000 quakes in that range around the world each year.

 

If you live near a fracking fluid injection site, it’s good advice to find out from your insurance company whether human-induced earthquakes are covered under your insurance policies.

 

 

News - Earthquakes

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-12-14

Blackpool Gazette (UK)

Fracking stopped by 'red event' off Preston New Road after seven earthquakes in two hours

Wes Holmes

AO News – Oil & Gas Fracking

2018-12-13

NorthernOntario.ctvnews.ca

3.2 magnitude earthquake in Kirkland Lake

- Mining related?

2018-08-06

The Times (UK)

Call for oil drilling ban to investigate Surrey earthquake links

Ben Webster

2018-04-26

IFL Science

This Could Be The Real Reason North Korea Halted Nuclear Testing And It’s Terrifying

Associated Press

AO News - Nuclear

2018-04-26

Associated Press

Geologists say N. Korea’s nuclear test site likely collapsed

Christopher Bodeen

2018-04-19

Windsorite.ca

Updated: Mag itude 3.6 earthquake hits near Amherstburg

Owen Wolter

2018-04-04

Fox Denver USA / KDVR.com

Colorado seeing earthquakes where they’ve never happened before

 

2018-03-09

The Tyee

Spooked by Quakes, Oklahoma Toughens Fracking Rules

Andrew Nikiforuk

2018-03-01

The Tyee

Warning Bells about Fracking and Earthquakes Growing Louder

Andrew Nikiforuk

2018-02-09

Bloomberg

A New Breed of Fracking Quakes Emerges

David Wethe

[sound alert: auto starts video]

2018-02-02

EcoWatch

Oklahoma Quakes Linked to Wastewater Injection Depth

Lorraine Chow

- science magazine

2018-01-18

Globe and Mail

Fracking fluids key to number of earthquakes near gas wells: study

Ivan Semeniuk

2018-01-02

Global News (Alberta)

Seismic activity confirmed, consistent with reported earthquake damage in Alberta Beach

Emily Mertz, Sarah Kraus

- ice quakes

2017-08-03

Npr.org

Earthquake Shakes Central Oklahoma, One Of 7 In 28 Hours

James Doubek

2017-07-11

My Daily Informer (USA)

Breaking: NASA Concerned Over Swarm of Earthquakes Shaking Yellowstone

- Entire Volcano in California is “Moving” – Quakes May Signal Trouble

2017-07-06

Global News

Western Montana rattled by strong earthquake felt as far north as Calgary

Associated Press

2017-05-02

Inside Climate News

Oklahoma’s Largest Earthquake Linked to Oil and Gas Industry Actions 3 Years Earlier, Study Says

Zahra Hirji

2017-05-01

CBC News North

Yukon, Alaska, northern B.C. rocked by quake, then another

Katherine Barton

2017-04-12

National Observer

Federal scientist has proof: fracking by Petronas-owned company caused a big B.C. earthquake

Erin Ellis

- Honn Kao

AO News – Oil & Gas Fracking

2016-11-18

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

Groundbreaking Study Shows Direct Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes

Lorraine Chow

AO News – Oil & Gas Fracking

2016-11-08

EcoWatch / Center for Biological Diversity

Oklahoma's Latest Fracking-Related Earthquake Sparks Demand for Withdrawal of Oil and Gas Leases

Center for Biological Diversity

2016-11-07

EcoWatch / Dan Zukowski

5.0 Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Oil Town of Cushing

Dan Zukowski

2016-11-01

EcoWatch / Dan Zukowski

Deadliest Earthquake in Southern California History Linked to Oil Drilling

Dan Zukowski

2016-10-14

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

It's Official: Injection of Fracking Wastewater Caused Kansas’ Biggest Earthquake

Lorraine Chow

2016-09-23

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

‘Groundbreaking’ Study Links Texas Earthquakes to Wastewater Injection From Fracking

Lorraine Chow

2016-09-10

CBC News

Earthquake with magnitude of 4.3 hits near Oliver, B.C.

 

2016-05-25

Desmogblog.com

Oil and Gas Activities Behind Texas Earthquakes Since 1925, Scientists Conclude

Sharon Kelly

2016-03-30

News.Vice.com

Fracking Is Triggering Major Earthquakes in Western Canada

Sheena Goodyear

AO News – Oil & Gas Fracking

 

2016-03-29

Globe and Mail

Study confirms link between fracking, earthquakes in Western Canada

Mark Hume

2016-03-29

CBC News

Fracking triggers 90% of large quakes in B.C., Alberta oil and gas patch

Betsy Trumpener

2016-02-17

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

Lawsuit Filed Over Oklahoma’s ‘Fracking’ Earthquakes as Its Third Largest Quake Is Felt in 7 Other States

Lorraine Chow

2016-01-25

KFOR.com

Are earthquakes causing damage to Oklahoma bridges?

 

2016-01-12

CBC News Edmonton

Fox Creek fracking operation closed indefinitely after earthquake

- 4.3 magnitude earthquake 12‑Jan-2016 at 11:27am

- Repsol Oil & Gas

2016-01-11

NorthernLife.ca

Sunday's earthquake mining-related

Jonathan Migneault

2016-01-10

NorthernLife.ca

Two earthquakes south of Sudbury this evening

- mining related (article)

2016-01-07

New York Times

Earthquakes in Oklahoma Raise Fears of a Big One

Michael Wines

2016-01-04

Huffingtonpost.com

Drilling-Crazy Oklahoma Has Its 12th Earthquake In Less Than A Week

 

2015-12-29

CBC News

B.C. earthquake wakes up Vancouver, Victoria-area residents

Maryse Zeidler

- 4.3-4.8 magnitude earthquake northeast of Victoria on December 29, 2015 at 11:39pm PT

2015-12-17

Globe and Mail

Provinces must do more to prevent fracking-induced earthquakes: expert

Shawn McCarthy and Mark Hume

2015-12-15

Huffingtonpost.ca

B.C. Earthquake Caused By Fracking, Investigation Reveals

The Canadian Press

- 4.6 magnitude earthquake on  August 17, 2015

2015-11-30

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

Another Earthquake Hits Oklahoma: Officials Worry Stronger Quake Could Threaten National Security

Lorraine Chow

2015-10-28

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

Alarming Uptick of Earthquakes in Kansas Linked to Fracking With 52 in Just Last Two Weeks

Lorraine Chow

2015-10-12

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

2 More Fracking-Related Earthquakes Hit Oklahoma Despite New Rules Meant to Prevent Them

Lorraine Chow

2015-10-10

TheGuardian.com

Shell and Exxon's €5bn problem: gas drilling that sets off earthquakes and wrecks homes

Lucas Amin

- Netherlands

2015-09-21

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

Fracking Increases Oklahoma Earthquakes from Two a Year to Two a Day

Lorraine Chow

2015-09-02

Texas State Impact (USA)

Texas Railroad Commission Refutes Study Linking Quakes to Oil and Gas Industry

Mose Buchele

2015-08-30

Toronto Star / thestar.com

Fracking-caused earthquakes will increase in B.C., says expert

Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

2015-08-27

CBC News

Fracking-induced earthquakes could leave workers vulnerable, says geophysicist

Betsy Trumpener

- David Eaton

- Canada's fracking-induced quakes are the biggest in the world

2015-08-24

CleanTechnica.com

British Columbia’s 4.6m Fracking Earthquake

Roy L. Hales

- largest in Canada attributed to fracking (article)

2015-08-20

Baltimore Sun (USA)

Md. geologists to boost seismic monitoring ahead of 'fracking'

Scott Dance

2015-08-06

Inside Climate News

Alberta Earthquakes Tied to Fracking, Not Just Wastewater Injection

Zahra Hirji

2015-07-28

EcoWatch / Cole Mellino (USA)

40 Earthquakes Hit Frack-Happy Oklahoma in Last 7 Days

Cole Mellino

2015-07-21

Tyee

Fracking Industry Has Changed Earthquake Patterns in Northeast BC

Andrew Nikiforuk

2015-07-17

Globe and Mail

Earthquakes shake Alberta town’s faith in fracking

- Fox Creek, Alberta

2015-06-30

Mlive.com

'Zero chance' fracking caused Michigan earthquake, scientist says

Julie Mack

- Christopher Schmidt, Professor

2015-06-16

Global News

How fracking is linked to Fox Creek earthquakes

Nicole Mortillaro

- Alberta

2015-05-09

CNN

What's causing Texas earthquakes? Fracking 'most likely,' report says

Chris Lett and Jason Morris

2015-04-23

LA Times

Man-made earthquakes increasing in central and eastern U.S., study finds

Rong-Gong Lin II, Jon Schleuss and Thomas Suh Lauder

2015-04-17

Dutchsinse.com (USA)

4/17/2015 — BACK TO BACK 3.9M earthquakes strike Oklahoma Fracking ops — CNBC pays a visit

Michael Janitch

“Yesterday (April 17 2015) a series of fracking wells EXPLODED in Greeley Colorado, and also in Karnes City Texas, as well as multiple 3.9M earthquakes which occurred at the Oklahoma fracking operations.”

- Link to AO Spills & Explosions

2015-04-17

Dutchsinse.com (USA)

4/17/2015 — ANOTHER Rare Colorado Earthquake at Oil / Fracking operation !

Michael Janitch

 

2015-04-16

Dutchsinse.com (USA)

4/16/2015 — Rare Northwest COLORADO Earthquake at Oil / Fracking operation

Michael Janitch

2015-04-16

NBCnews.com (USA)

Video:  Is fracking behind the increase in Oklahoma earthquakes? (2 mins)

CNBC Morgan Brennan

[good quick overview]

2015-04-16

CBC News

Fracking and earthquakes: Exploring the connection

Terry Reith, Briar Stewart

2015-04-14

Globe and Mail

Dutch court limits fracking on earthquake fears

Isis Almeida and Elco Van Groningen

- Holland/Netherlands

2015-04-13

New Yorker

Weather Underground

Rivka Galchen

2015-04-03

New York Times

As Quakes Rattle Oklahoma, Fingers Point to Oil and Gas Industry

Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Michael Wines

2015-03-19

Global News

Experts trying to stop fracking earthquakes in Alberta

Kent Morrison

2015-03-03

Dutchsinse

Midwest 3.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Kansas Fracking Operation

Michael Janitch

2015-01-04

Kake.com

Geologists look for earthquake and fracking correlation

Associated Press

2015-02-01

The Tyee

Fracking Quakes Pose Added Risks and Require Study, Expert Warns

Andrew Nikiforuk

2015-01-30

CBC News

Fracking likely linked to 4.4 magnitude quake in Fox Creek

 

2015-01-28

Washington Post

Oklahoma worries over swarm of earthquakes and connection to oil industry

Lori Montgomery

2015-01-07

Associated Press

US Geological Survey Records Cluster of Earthquakes in Texas

Diana Heidgerd

- “swarm”

2015-01-06

EcoWatch / Cole Mellino

Fracking Confirmed as Cause of Ohio Earthquake

Cole Mellino

- Ohio & Oklahoma

2014-11-10

CBC News

Fracking linked to Alberta earthquakes, study indicates

Kim Trynacity, Alicja Siekierska

2014-10-16

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

New Evidence Links Earthquakes to Fracking

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-09-04

Bracewell & Giuliani

Texas Railroad Commission Proposes Regulation to Address Earthquake Risks from Disposal Wells

- comment period open until Sep-29th

2014-08-23

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Railroad Commission looks at disposal well rule changes (Texas)

USA

Alex Mills, Alliance of Energy Producers

2014-08-21

Ring of Fire Radio

Oklahoma gets 20 Fracking Earthquakes in One Day

Joshua De Leon

2014-08-06

Ring of Fire Radio / The Big Picture RT

Thom Hartmann:  Scientists link fracking to earthquakes (12 mins)

Youtube link (12 mins)

- surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma & Colorado

2014-08

Comment:

4.3 magnitude earthquake in northeastern B.C., one of the world’s largest earthquakes ever linked directly to fracking (article)

Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, B.C., Canada

2014-07

Comment:

3.8 magnitude earthquake in B.C. (article)

Canada

2014-07-16

Science Dump

Mysterious giant crater appeared in Russia

Andreea

2014-07-14

Ring of Fire Radio (USA)

7 Earthquakes Rock Oklahoma. Fracking to Blame.

Joshua De Leon

2014-07-03

CBC News / Associated Press

Earthquakes triggered by fracking wastewater in Oklahoma

 

2014-06-24

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker (USA)

Colorado Regulators Halt Fracking Wastewater Injection Operation After Earthquake Strikes Area For Second Time in One Month

Brandon Baker

2014-06-24

Dutchsinse.com

6/24/2014 — Fracking earthquake strikes Northern Colorado (Greeley) again, 2 earthquakes in 1 month

Michael Janitch

 

2014-05-27

Youtube / dutchsinse (USA)

Colorado 4 mile long landslide @ fracking operation! 3 people missing

 

2014-05-13

Star Telegram (USA)

Texas Railroad Commission urged to move quickly on quakes

Jim Fuquay

2014-04-24

Geekquinox

Strong earthquake and aftershocks shake British Columbia coastline

Scott Sutherland

2014-04-18

CBC News World

Powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Mexico

Associated Press

2014-04-14

Reporter (USA)

Editorial:  Ohio’s earthquake response demands Pennsylvania action

“they cannot accurately determine the impact of fracking on an undiscovered fault.”

2014-04-16

Huffington Post / Reuters

Hundreds Of Earthquakes Shake Idaho, Rattling Nerves And Puzzling Geologists

Laura Zuckerman

2014-03-29

Star-Telegram (USA)

Railroad Commission hires seismologist to study earthquakes

Texas Railroad Commission is responsible for regulation of the oil and gas industry

2014-03-13

EcoWatch / Earthworks

Fracking Waste Injection Wells Put Millions of Californians at Risk of Increased Earthquakes

 

2014-01-27

EcoWatch / Earth Island Journal

Frackquakes: Public Opposition Builds As Property Rights are Endangered in Texas

Sharon Wilson, Alan Septoff

2014-01-07

Texas Tribune

Texas Railroad Commission to Hire Seismologist

Jim Malewitz

2013-11-30

Rt.com

Massachusetts seeks 10-yr ban on gas fracking after series of Texas quakes

 

2013-11-28

RT.com

Fracking to blame? Texas rocked by 16 earthquakes in last 3 weeks

 

2013-09-04

NBC News

Confirmed:  Fracking practices to blame for Ohio earthquakes

Charles Q. Chol

2013-09-04 @10:47pm

CTV News Barrie

Earthquake confirmed near Collingwood

Magnitude 1.9 - 2kms north of Nottawa, ON

2013-05-17

CBC News

2 earthquakes felt in Ontario and Quebec

- Magnitude 5.2 - 17kms northeast of Shawville, Quebec

- Magnitude 4.2 - Braeside, ON

2013-05-17

Toronto Star

Earthquake: 5.2 quake felt in Toronto, began in Ottawa Valley; more tremors expected

 

Alyshah Hasham

 

(http://earthquaketrack.com/ca-08-toronto/recent)

2013-05-17

Huffington Post

Earthquake Rattles Ontario, Quebec

Magnitude 5.2 - 17kms northeast of Shawville, Quebec

2013-05-17

Comment

 

Magnitude 4.2 - Braeside, ON

2011-11-06

NewsOn6.com (USA)

Tulsa Geologist: There's No Mystery In Oklahoma Earthquakes

 

2010-06-23

Simcoe.com / Alliston Herald

Earthquake rocks area

34 kms north of Buckingham, QC

 

 

More Information:

 

Earthquakes Canada www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/index-eng.php / @CANADAquakes

 

http://earthquaketrack.com/ca-08-toronto/recent

 

 

 

“Seismic activity has been rising sharply in the nation’s Mid-Continent region as wastewater disposal from oil and gas production has increased. But the [Texas] Railroad Commission has stopped short of attributing the quakes to injection wells.” (article)

 

 

 

Return to AWARE-Ontario.ca Home Page

 

List of Ontario’s Issues

 

What Can I Do?

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This information has been compiled through private amateur research for the purpose of allowing the reader to make an informed and educated decision.  However, while the information is believed to be reliable, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

 


APPENDICES

 

Link:   https://awareontario.nfshost.com/AWARE-Ontario/Issues/Oilgas_Other/News%20Earthquakes.htm