Does oil drilling cause earthquakes?
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Yes, oil drilling can cause earthquakes. In some cases, the process of injecting water, sand, and chemicals into the ground to extract oil and gas can create pressure that can in turn cause earthquakes. This phenomenon is known as induced seismicity.