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Geothermal plants trigger small quakes near San Andreas fault

Published: 
Fri, 07/12/2013 - 9:38pm
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Energy

The geothermal power plants at Southern California's Salton Sea don't just produce electricity, they also trigger thousands of temblors not far from one of the West Coast's most dangerous earthquake faults, a new study says.

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Iceland Looks to Export Power Bubbling From Below

Published: 
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 8:22am
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Energy

Soon after work began here on a power plant to harness some of the vast reserves of energy stored at the earth’s crust, the ground moved and, along a six-mile-long fissure, began belching red-hot lava. The eruptions continued for nine years, prompting the construction of a stone and soil barrier to make sure that molten rock did not incinerate Iceland’s first geothermal power station.