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ODNR orders halt on drilling after quakes

Associated Press • Mar 11, 2014 at 2:30 PM

No property damage had been reported from the earthquakes that happened Monday morning just west of Youngstown.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said there’s nothing indicating the earthquakes are connected to any injection wells.

The department said it asked the only oil and gas operator in the area to stop all work until it can further test the area.

An injection well used to hold wastewater from the fracking process has been tied in recent years to a series of earthquakes in the Youngstown area.

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