Sinking Land, Earthquakes Linked To Waste Water Injection
A few weeks ago, we reported on a US Geological Survey study that looked at the connection between the injection of produced water, a byproduct of oil and gas production, and earthquakes in the Raton Basin in southern Colorado.
A new study is out that looked at how the earth has actually sunk because of those quakes. They’ve also been looking at the 2011 Trinidad earthquake. Geophysicist Bill Barnhart with the USGS explains how they've used satellites to track millimeters, and what this means for the future of production in Colorado.