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The Potential for Earthquakes in the Quebec Utica Shale

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A presentation titled "The Stability of Fault Systems in the South Shore of the St. Lawrence Lowlands of Quebec - Implications for Shale Gas Development, presented members of the Society of Petroleum ...

A presentation titled "The Stability of Fault Systems in the South Shore of the St. Lawrence Lowlands of Quebec - Implications for Shale Gas Development, presented members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. This is a technical presentation that makes the case that while hydraulic fracturing does indeed cause small seismic events -- "earthquakes" -- those earthquakes are tiny and not detectable on the surface and cause no damage to underground or above ground structures.

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