Could pumping CO2 under Canada’s coast cause earthquakes?

by The Insights

Carbon dioxide could be stored under the seafloor near Vancouver Island

Shutterstock/EB Adventure Photography

A plan to inject millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into the seafloor off Canada’s west coast appears to come with very little risk of triggering an earthquake. But such “induced seismicity” could be an issue for carbon storage projects elsewhere.

Carbon capture and storage involves capturing carbon dioxide from the air or from a source of emissions and permanently storing it – usually underground – in order to reduce the amount of the greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. …

You may also like

Leave a Comment

About Us

The Insights is a top leading multimedia news magazine curating a variety of topics and providing the latest news and insights.

Editors' Picks


Subscribe my Newsletter for new blog posts, tips & new photos. Let's stay updated!

@2021 – All Right Reserved. Designed and Developed by our team