Fracking Caused 220 Earthquakes in Area: OGC

William Stodalka

Alaska Highway News, January 8, 2015

Fracking caused 11 earthquakes in the Montney basin area surrounding Fort St. John and Dawson Creek between August 2013 and October 2014 that could be felt on the surface, a new B.C. Oil and Gas Commission report states.

However, no person or property was injured as a result of those earthquakes, according to the report. 

The number of earthquakes is associated with development, according to an oil and gas industry executive. 

“I would think that the percentage of induced events will be definitely scaled back or forward with activity counts,” said Brad Herald, vice-president of Western Canada Operations for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

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