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Induced earthquakes in the Netherlands

INCREASE OF INDUCED EARYQUAK ES In the north of the Netherlands, near the city of Groningen gas extraction has been taking place for quite some time. A sharp increase in induced earthquakes has been noted in recent This topic has now become a political issue; the gas is needed for the gas consumption of the whole country, but this is at the expense of the people living in this area. years. 2004-2013 Uithuizermeeden Bafld Delfzijl Zuidhorn Groningen Winschoten Nieuwe Pekela 0,5 Magnitude(Richter) 3,5 Stadskanaal 2010 - 2013 2007 - 2010 2004 - 2007 Gas Fields 2 Urban Area 2004-2007 2007-2010 2010-2013 Uithuizermeeden Uithuizermeeden Uithuizermeeden Baflð Bafld Baflð Delfzijl Delfzijl Delfzijl Zuidhorn Zuidhorn Zuidhorn Groningen Groningen Groningen Winschoten Winschoten Winschoten Nieuwe Pekela Nieuwe Pekela Nieuwe Pekela Stadskanaal Stadskanaal Stadskanaal # = 87 AVG Magn. = 1,3 MAX Magn. = 3,5 MIN Magn. = 0,1 # = 113 AVG Magn. = 1,2 MAX Magn. = 3,0 MIN Magn. = 0,2 # = 179 AVG Magn. = 1,25 MAX Magn. = 3,4 MIN Magn. = 0,2 Jeroen Drewes | Data Sources: ||

Induced earthquakes in the Netherlands

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Earthquake activity has spiked in the North of the Netherlands recently. This is caused by gas extraction in this region. This graph shows the explosion in the number of earthquakes from 2004-2013.


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