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Ohio, other drilling states consult seismologists on rules for human-induced earthquakes
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:11 AM EDT
Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts at energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes.
Ohio's oil & gas chief tells The Associated Press state regulators are consulting with the best minds in the country to develop appropriate detection procedures and regulatory practices.
Rick Simmers said most science in the field focuses on naturally-occurring earthquakes.