Four senior geologists are calling for a moratorium on oil and gas drilling in Surrey in the UK, southeast of London, after 12 earthquakes were registered in the area over the past four months. Between April 1 and July 18, a total of twelve seismic events were detected in the Newdigate, Surrey area, the British Geological Survey (BGS) says . “We are aware there is public concern over human activities, a number of which are capable of producing earthquakes. We are not able to say if there is a connection between oil and gas activities, or any other man-made activities, and the events,” BGS said. Companies exploring for oil and gas in the area are using only conventional processes since fracking is not authorized in Surrey. Now four geologists are calling for a moratorium on drilling in the area in a letter to The Times on Monday , in […]