Fracking operations at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site have been suspended again after four earthquakes in the space of just half an hour.
The strongest of the earthquakes measured 1.1 ‘ML’ (local magnitude or Richter magnitude) – roughly four times the level at which fracking companies are obliged to halt operations for review.
The latest quakes follow a series of quakes of at least the threshold level for pause.
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