Activists from Extinction Rebellion have blocked the entrance to the UK's only active fracking site at Preston New Road, Lancashire.
Last month, a record-breaking tremor measuring 2.9 was recorded, breaking a 2.1-scale 'micro seismic event' which was detected two-days before.
Routine policy states hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, is paused for 18 hours following any tremors larger than 0.5 on the scale.
A spokesperson for Cuadrilla said they had no objection to a 'peaceful, law abiding protest':
Whilst hydraulic fracturing is currently suspended, the spokesperson added: