Injection Wells Blamed for Earthquakes

Seismologists are blaming a deep-injection well once used for disposal of liquid waste for recent earthquakes in Northeastern Ohio. They say the area had no history of earthquakes before the well was drilled. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Christina Shockley reports:

Earthquake Insurance in the Midwest

Insurance rates for earthquake coverage could be going up dramatically forbusinesses near the fault line of the nation’s most severe earthquake. It’snot in California, but in Missouri. In the winter of 1811 and 1812, aseries of severe earthquakes shook the region. The quakes changed thecourses of the Mississippi river in places. They created Reelfoot Lake inTennessee and shook to the ground the few log structures built by settlersin the southern regions of Illinois and Missouri. The Great Lakes RadioConsortium’s Lester Graham reports those historic earthquakes and newcomputer data have prompted a move to quadruple some business’ earthquakeinsurance rates: