Study: Seismic Activity In New Mexico, Colorado Tied To Wastewater Injection

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 4:43 PM EDT) -- ALBANY, Calif. — The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America on Sept. 16, 2014, published a study that concludes that ongoing seismic activity in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado has been induced by deep injection of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing.

(Report available. Document #94-141014-026X.)

Raton Basin

A group of researchers investigated the ongoing seismicity in the Raton Basin, which straddles New Mexico and Colorado, and found that the deep injection of wastewater from the coal-bed methane field is responsible for inducing the majority of...
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