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If Liz Truss lifts fracking Ban, how many tremors will there be before 2024?

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23rd Oct
Josh Hart
Josh Hart 14:41

[Taken from: What is fracking and why is it controversial? - BBC News]

The injection of fluid at high pressure into the rock can cause earth tremors - small movements in the earth's surface.

More than 120 tremors were previously recorded during drilling at Cuadrilla's site at New Preston Road in Blackpool.

Seismic events of this scale are considered minor and are rarely felt by people - but are a concern to local residents.

In the face of opposition, and concerns from the Oil and Gas Authority, fracking was halted in the UK in 2019.