Markus Haering, who designed the geothermal project, rejected allegations that he deliberately damaged properties and said local people knew the risks.
The deep drilling underground caused a series of earthquakes in 2006, including one of 3.4 magnitude, rattling residents of the north-western city of Basel. Geopower Basel, the project leader, has already paid around 9 million Swiss francs (£5.3 million) in compensation for cracked walls and other damage on properties near the experiment.
Fairly expensive really for a pilot project in geothermal power.
Wonder if that makes it more expensive than fossil fuel?
Hmm. Maybe it\’s just Gaia protesting at being raped?