Have earthquakes been increasing?

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asked Oct 11, 2017 in Other-Environment by spottedjaw (250 points)
Have earthquakes been increasing?

It seems like we're getting more and more earthquakes than ever before. Are earthquakes increasing year by year?

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answered Oct 12, 2017 by Shawn (35,750 points)
I would say that earthquakes have been increasing. But I think the reason the earthquakes are increasing is due to a lot of what they call fracking when the oil companies drill for oil.

When they frack they send water at high pressures down the oil well to break up rocks to access the oil and this can cause earthquakes.

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