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05.27.2013 19:11

Shale Gas on the Intensity Scale

Researchers say large-scale shale gas development in China's southwestern region could present the country with greater earthquake risks
By staff reporter Liu Hongqiao

(Beijing) -- Precariously placed, the bulk of China's shale gas reserves sit on interlaced earthquake fault lines in the country's southern region. In a country with more shale gas reserves than the United States and Canada combined, plans to extract a high volume of shale gas from earthquake prone regions has researchers concerned such activity could have perilous effects. 

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