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12th earthquake in Youngstown

By Bob Downing Published: January 20, 2012

Youngstown recorded its 12th earthquake since last March last weekend.

The quake on Jan. 13 was a 2.1-magnitude.

The quakes have been centered at a now-closed injection well for drilling wastes west of downtown Youngstown in Youngstown Township.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources continues to investigate the links between the quakes and the injection well operated by the D&L Energy Group.

The biggest quake, a 4.0, rattled Northeast Ohio on Dec. 31.

According to the Youngstown Vindicator, Ohio is looking at a ban on injection wells deeper than 8,000 feet, but such a rule has not yet been finalized.

Such a ban might produce fewer quakes if the injection wells wqere shallower, officials said.

 

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