- UK reported to get some 5000 earthquakes a year (some due to collapsing old mining works) – the great majority are very minor indeed but some over Richter 5. Richter 5 is about 1,000 times more powerful than the Richter 2 in Lancashire near the Fracking drilling. Richter 2 not enough to rattle your tea cups. Why have the BBC not mentioned that?
Fracking is the recovery of gas from deep drilling. There is enough gas there to supply all our needs and release us from our reliance on Middle Eaest Oil until nuclear fission becomes viable.
However it is a political football used by those who wish to dismantle the industrial society. see http://www.theeuroprobe.org/2015-008-russian-connection-to-anti-fracking-activists/