The maximum strength of tremors induced by new fracking at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site has been estimated at 3.1ML, the company said in a document published today.
The government appears to be standing firm against industry pressure for a review of the regulations on earth tremors caused by fracking.
Two scientists have said the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors could be relaxed with little risk to people.
The British Geological Survey has reported a 0.5 magnitude earth tremor this afternoon near Cuadrilla’s fracking site on the edge of Blackpool. There was also a 0.4M tremor and two micro-seismic events.