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Weeks after a powerful earthquake and dozens of aftershocks rocked Puerto Rico, citizens whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the quakes will be granted access to some financial relief, officials announced on Thursday.

President Trump "declared that a major disaster exists" in the southern regions of Puerto Rico and "ordered Federal assistance to supplement Commonwealth and local recovery efforts," the White House said in a statement.

Scientists cannot yet predict when the next deadly earthquake will strike, but emergency response authorities in California plan to unveil the first statewide quake warning system Thursday, which marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

The warnings will be issued in two ways: a cellphone app called MyShake and the more traditional wireless notification system that sends out Amber Alerts.

Federal geologists say a small earthquake struck in Madison, 40 miles east of Cleveland, Tuesday morning. 

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 Federal geologists say an earthquake of an estimated magnitude 4 hit just northeast of Cleveland in Lake Erie, shaking up residents who flooded dispatch centers with calls. 

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The U.S Geological Survey says a 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck just south of McArthur Wednesday afternoon.

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Pennsylvania environmental regulators say there's a likely correlation between a natural gas company's fracking operation and a series of minor earthquakes in western Pennsylvania last year.

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Opponents of the NEXUS natural gas pipeline planned for northern Ohio say they're hoping the existence of a threatened bat species will at least delay the 2 billion dollar project.

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A Franklin County judge has ruled the Ohio Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management must allow a company to resume pumping brine from fracking operations into a Trumbull County injection well ordered closed in 2014 after small earthquakes were recorded nearby.

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A Youngstown-area wastewater injection well at the center of a dispute over Ohio's authority to regulate oil-and-gas operations will remain closed during litigation by judge's order.

Pennsylvania environmental regulators want to determine whether five recent minor earthquakes were caused by fracking operations nearby.

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the amount of fracking wastewater pumped underground in the state increased by more than 15 percent last year. 

Few Ohioans Purchasing Earthquake Insurance

Sep 18, 2014

Several Ohio Earthquakes have been linked to fracking, but Ohioans so far have mostly passed on purchasing earthquake insurance.

State regulators in Ohio have suspended operations at two deep injection wells for fracking wastewater in northeast Ohio after discovering possible evidence the operation caused a 2.1-magnitude earthquake on Sunday. 

Sunday Earthquake May Be Linked To Fracking

Sep 4, 2014

State regulators and independent scientists are working to determine whether an earthquake in Weathersfield on Sunday has any connection to nearby fracking wells.

Ohio Leads Study Of Human-Induced Earthquakes

Jun 11, 2014

Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts at energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes.

State Links Earthquakes, Fracking

Apr 12, 2014
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State geologists believe they have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Utica shale formation to fracking, and the state says it is issuing new permit conditions in seismic-sensitive areas.

A national expert believes fracking is behind a recent string of earthquakes in northeast Ohio. 

A fifth minor earthquake has been recorded in an area of northeastern Ohio where state regulators have ordered a gas drilling company to halt operations.