Even more interesting is that the University of Columbia’s pleas were finally answered on Friday, just one day before the strongest quake yet. Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer publicly announced that the fluid-injection well in Youngstown would be stopped immediately. No word on what the director has to say in light of this latest event. It certainly appears that they knew they had made a mistake and pulled out ahead of something more major they knew was to come. Of course, they will probably categorically deny this. It will be interesting to see what Northstar has to say in the coming days and whether the earthquake activity stops now that fracking has ceased.