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“You can’t rule out the possibility that you could have a significant earthquake triggered by hydraulic fracturing,” said Austin Holland, a supervisory geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. (Photo: Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) – The oil prospectors of Oklahoma, it appeared, finally had a solution to their earthquake problem.

Ordered by regulators to curb the wastewater they were dumping deep into the ground, they watched with satisfaction as tremors plunged to fewer than two a day from more than five.

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