Scientists Say Drilling at Oil Field Not a Factor in Southern California Quakes

May 5, 2015

Scientists say the earthquakes to hit central Los Angeles recently have not been related to Inglewood Oil Field drilling.

The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday’s light earthquake was the third in three weeks along the Newport-Inglewood fault, which caused a 1933 Long Beach quake that killed more than 100 people.

Seismologists say the earthquakes are too far below the surface to be caused by drilling.

Residents in the Central L.A. neighborhood of Baldwin Hills say oil field operations cause ground movement and property damage, and that they want more oversight and research on impacts the drilling has had.

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