Experts blame German quakes on deep geothermal power

A quake that caused cracks in buildings in August 2009 and six more perceptible temblors the next month probably came from an increase in hot-water pressure in the pores of the rock after water was forced down a bore to keep the supply of hot water going.

Geothermal can produce power on a steady basis, but clearly can be dangerous too.

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