Another section of people says lands may become less fertile with the activity. May be true but because of these reasons stopping drilling oil and gas can't be stopped.
Earthquakes are natural calamities and may happen very rarely. The frequency increases means nobody can say how many times it will happen.
So my firm belief is that we need not stop the activity.
Technically speaking oil and gas drilling is done even upto 4000-5000 meters down in the earth. It is not like open surface mining.
During production of oil and gas from the earth a lot of injection water is injected down and it takes the place of oil and gas removed. So void compensation is already done.
Volumetricaly the inplace oil gas rock volume is small as compared to the thickness of earth crust and earth volume. Moreover the source of earthquakes is mainly the tectonic movement of practicality disjointed surface plates of earth crust floating on the earth magma below. The very very small and fine movement of these plates against each other brings the devasting earthquakes and oil gas drilled areas has nothing to do it with.
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