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Science for the People

This week we’re talk­ing about earth­quakes. If you live in Alber­ta or Okla­homa, you’ve prob­a­bly heard about frack­ing or waste water wells caus­ing earth­quakes. We’ll speak with seis­mol­o­gist Rui­jia Wang about how that hap­pens, and what we can con­trol with these earth­quakes. Then we speak to Sara McBride, with the Unit­ed States Geo­log­i­cal Sur­vey, who explains why earth­quake response com­mu­ni­ca­tion should be tak­ing embar­rass­ment into account.