A British seismologist has suggested the recent series of earthquakes in Surrey had no causal link to oil drilling activities being carried out in the region. Surrey Live quoted Dr. Richard Luckett from the British Geological Survey as saying, “The truth is we never knew the actual depth of the first earthquakes and we still don’t actually know their depths.” Luckett’s comment refers to the reported depth of the first series of earth tremors that shook Surrey a few months ago, and at the time, the BGS said they originated at about 1 kilometer underground, which is the depth at which oil and gas exploration drilling is being done. The most recent data from the county has revealed that the last series of quakes, from September 28, originated at depths of 2.1 kilometers. The data was gathered by seismographs. “We put the stations in to be able to measure […]