Quakes are increasing, but scientists aren’t sure what it means

Quakes are increasing, but scientists aren’t sure what it means

Los Angeles Times | June 02, 2014 | by RONG-GONG LIN II

So Hauksson studied whether oil pumping could have triggered the 5.1 quake as well as the 4.1 aftershock in Rowland Heights. A review of data found that it was unlikely, Hauksson said. There was a doubling of petroleum extraction from Santa Fe Springs in the year before the La Habra earthquake, but that was roughly seven miles from the epicenter — too far for a connection to be made.

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